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State Police using special vehicles to crack down on texting while driving

New York State is expanding its efforts to crack down on drivers who continue to text while behind the wheel.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – New York State is expanding its efforts to crack down on drivers who continue to text while behind the wheel.

They are hitting the streets and roads in specialized, unmarked vehicles designed to catch offenders.

The undercover vehicles sit higher than normal so that police can observe people who might be texting while they’re driving.

The vehicles are under a $1 million texting-while-driving initiative that also increases the penalty for people caught breaking the law from three to five points on a driver’s license.

In New York, 11 points is grounds to have a license suspended or revoked.

The Governor has also signed legislation to increase license suspensions and revocation periods for distracted driving infractions for young and new drivers.

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