New York toughens fines for cell phone driving

February 11, 2011 3:08:33 AM PST
There's one more costly reason to avoid using your cell phone while driving.

Starting next week in New York, those caught driving while talking on a non-hands-free cell phone will get two points added to their driver's license.

Get too many points and you could lose your right to drive.

Those points could also bump up the cost of your car insurance by 20 percent.

That is all added to the existing fine of up to $100.

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