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Red Light Cameras: Safety Tool or Revenue Maker?

Recently, a survey conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concluded that two-thirds of drivers in 14 major cities that use red-light cameras are in favor of the cameras. Even though local and out-of-state drivers are notified that the cameras are being used to record traffic violations in certain areas, law enforcement has faced several questions about their red-light camera initiatives.

New York Strengthens Distracted Driving Law

Since 2009, it has been illegal to send or read a text message or email while driving a vehicle in the state of New York. However, the 2009 law made texting while driving a secondary offense; meaning that the driver first had to be stopped for something else, such as running a stop sign or speeding before the driver could be ticketed for texting.

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