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Texting While Driving

In New York, it is against the law to text while driving. This seems like a worthwhile way of demotivating people from engaging in this activity, but there is problem with the new law.

The new law is does not make texting while driving a primary offense. The police officer must first see someone violating the law. However, he cannot pull the car over unless they are also violating another law. What started out as a good idea is not being carried through.

Automobile Association Study

The Automobile Association of America recently conducted a poll of their members in New York State. Ninety-percent of their members stated that texting while driving should be a crime. Drivers are concerned about this behavior. They feel it can cause accidents and innocent people will be injured.

The New York State Legislature should take action to pass a tougher law regarding individuals who text message while driving. Texting while driving creates unsafe conditions on our roads and innocent people will be killed.

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The Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel is a general practice firm. We handle all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, custody, orders of protection, child support, spousal maintenance, child abuse and child neglect.

Our firm also represents individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies. We represent individuals alleged to have driven while intoxicated (DWI) and other vehicular crimes, such as driving with a suspended license or driving without a license.

Should you be in need of a lawyer, call us. Since 1978, we have been providing high-quality professional legal services for our clients at reasonable fees. Our phone numbers are: 1-800-344-6431; 516-561-6645 or 718-350-2802.

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