The New York State Police are conducting a second Operation Hang Up enhanced enforcement campaign.
The campaign targets motorists that use their cell phone and other electronic devices while driving.
The first Operation Hang Up campaign took place over the 2011 Thanksgiving Holiday. State Police ticketed more than 800 drivers during that time period.
This latest enforcement campaign begins today (Monday, April 23, 2012) and continues through Sunday (April 29, 2012).
In 2011, the state Department of Motor Vehicles increased penalties for using cell phones while driving. Violations are now subject to two ‘points’ on a driver's license. Those points can increase a driver’s insurance rates, much like a speeding ticket or auto accident.”
With increased penalties and stepped-up enforcement, motorists who receive a ticket for using a cell phone should consider consulting an attorney to discuss their legal rights before pleading guilty.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Seneca Daily News:
The Village of Interlaken is the latest community in upstate New York to ban so-called “puppy mills.”
The law prohibits the construction or operation of any new commercial pet breeder or large-scale kennel facility and halts the expansion of any existing facilities....
[D]ogs rescued from puppy mills often exhibit health and behavioral problems including severe malnutrition and injuries from living an entire life on wire mesh flooring....
The law was drafted by local attorney Steven Getman. It was passed following a public hearing in February and a review by the Seneca County Planning Board.