Points Added to Cell Phone Driving Infractions

February 14, 2011 Updated Feb 14, 2011 at 5:46 PM EDT

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Points Added to Cell Phone Driving Infractions

February 14, 2011 Updated Feb 14, 2011 at 5:46 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW)

Penalties Increase Wednesday for Drivers Found Guilty of Using Cell Phone

Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul says that in addition to the existing $100 fine for cell phone use while driving, beginning Wednesday, 2 points will be added to the drivers' license. "I want all motorists to be aware the stakes have been raised for violations involving cell phone use while driving. The consequences to a driving record are serious and I'm certain enforcement will be strict," said Hochul.