Governor Cuomo signed a measure that strengthens the enforcement against drivers who use handheld electronic devices for activities such as texting while a vehicle is in motion. The legislation makes this action a primary traffic offense, giving law enforcement the power to stop drivers solely for engaging in this activity.

The Governor also announced that he will increase the penalty for using a cellular phone without a handsfree device or a handheld device while driving from two to three points through changes in state regulations.