Texting while biking in NYC, still legal?
It is still legal to use your cellphone while you are operating your bicycle on the streets of this great city. The NYC.gov provides all of the bike laws for a bicycle operator. There is no law, however, against operating a cellphone while riding a bicycle. There is merely a safety tip suggesting you don’t use your phone while biking.
A bill was introduced into city hall back in 2014, by councilman Mark Trayger, but no action had been taken. The law would have protected the lives of bikers, drivers, and pedestrians alike. The bill stated a $50 fine for the first offense, and a $200 fine for repeat violations.
We believe texting and riding a bicylce should be illegal! Have a cellphone ticket? Caught operating a portable electronic device? We can help. Call us at 212-227-9008 or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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