If you get frustrated when you see drivers texting behind the wheel, this will come as great news to you. Ticket violations for texting while driving are quadrupling across the country.
Thanks to strengthening of the law, police have more power to pull over a driver if they are texting and driving. Law enforcement has the authority to stop motorists using a handheld device as a primary traffic offense.
The law also upped the penalty on the driver’s record for using a handheld device, from two to three points. In New York, tickets have gone from 4,569 to 20,958 in just one year, according to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s office.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than 3,000 deaths for 2011 due to distracted driving. Distracted driving on highways has been labeled as a dangerous epidemic with the advancement in modern technology. Drivers who text are four time likely to get in an accident.
If you are cited for texting while driving, contact Ticket Busters for help on you ticket. We have experienced Las Vegas traffic attorneys on staff to help you. Contact us for a free evaluation.