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December 11, 2016
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NY distracted driving fines rise

Fines for distracted driving in New York State have increased.
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According to information posted on, laws regarding distracted driving vary widely from state to state. Pennsylvania, for instance, has a ban on texting for all drivers, but there is no ban on the use of cell phones.

Mississippi has a ban on the use of cell phones and texting for bus drivers, and texting for novice drivers, but there are no bans on either for most drivers, and there is a state law that prohibits municipalities from enacting distracted driving bans.

Only two states, Montana and South Dakota, have no laws on the books regarding distracted driving.