New York City taxi officials have passed a new law that all taxi cab drivers will have to follow. An older law bans all cell phone use while driving. The new law takes it one step further for taxi drivers. They will not be allowed to use a hands-free device while driving. Even having the device in their ear can warrant a ticket. The law also bans any GPS that is not voice enabled, and anything capable of sending a text message, playing music or taking pictures while driving. A cab must be pulled over and parked, not just stopped, to use any of electronic devices. This ban applies to all vehicles regulated by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) including commuter vans and liveries. It is TLC’s effort to cut down on talking while driving and forcing drivers to pay more attention to the roads, and to pedestrians. Any driver caught using an electronic device while driving with face steep penalties on the first offense. The second offense can include a suspension of their license, and even having their driving privileges taken away on a third offense. A New York Car Accident Lawyer might be called.
If there is injury which is a part of the car accident, you will certainly need a New York Injury Lawyer to help you defend yourself or on the other side get you the award or reimbursement to which you are entitled. This is a must when injury occurs as the result of a car accident.
Stephen Bilkis & Associates with its New York Car Accident Lawyers has convenient locations throughout the NY area including Cedar Manor, NY. Our attorneys can provide you with advice about personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Without a NY Car Accident Lawyer you will not be aware of your rights and may be at a disadvantage.