Are New York Drivers Distracted? Not Compared to the Rest of the Country!
The other night I was cruising along the Thruway when I noticed the guy in front of me crossing the white line and pulling back. Then drifting into the next lane momentarily without warning. As I passed him I saw he was paying more attention to his phone than the road!
Distracted driving is a real problem in the Capital Region but how dangerous is New York? I can tell you that we aren't the safest but we rank pretty high and be happy we aren't in New Mexico!
According to New York Department of Motor Vehicles, it is illegal to use a hand-held mobile telephone or portable electronic device while you drive. If caught, you could get a traffic ticket and be subject to a fine between $50 to $400! You could also have points added to your DMV driving record.
Whistleout.com have ranked each state in America and I am happy to report that New York is one of the least distracted states in the country. Here is the list.