Tickets for cellphone use and texting while driving

The number of texting-while-driving tickets rose by 11 percent in 2015, while tickets for cell phonse use dropped more than 20 percent, according to state Department of Motor Vehicles records analyzed by Gannett’s Albany Bureau. The texting law took effect in 2009.

The table below shows the number of tickets that were issued in each county for texting while driving (VTL-1225D) and for using a cell phone while driving (VTL-1225C2A) during the last two years. In 2015, there were 84,720 tickets issued for texting and 132,028 issued for cellphone use.
Text Search