The various news sources that announced the creation of New York State Police’s “Operation Hang Up”, also claimed that this effort will focus on drivers who are prone to use their cell phones while driving.
According to the authorities, during the Thanksgiving holiday, the enforcement will be even harder on sending a clear message to drivers all over New York State. Their message is simple: keep your eyes on the road ahead and your hands on the wheel, illegally using a handheld device while driving will put your life and the lives of many others in serious danger.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the one organization responsible for the funding of the “Operation Hang Up” and hopes that this effort will create great results in the field of road safety.
According to the news, the penalty for using a cellphone device that is handheld has gone from two points to three points in the State of New York.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer I hope that similar operations will be created throughout the Nation so the use of cell phones may decrease considerably.
Personal injury lawyers are familiar with accidents that were caused by distracted drivers who simply do not understand the importance of keeping their eyes on the road. These are preventable incidents and the public should know it.