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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