Not My Proudest Moment

State Police in New York are cracking down on distracted drivers, and unfortunately, I learned about this hard way while traveling through Albany this week.  I'm not proud of it as the very polite State Trooper was only doing his job, but he got me.

I had my cell phone in my hand at a red light for a grand total of 3 seconds, and when the light turned green, a Trooper (driving in the lane next to me) caught me fumbling my phone as I was putting it down.

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You See the Flashing Lights

First, I saw the flashing lights while I anxiously looked for a place to pull over, trying to devise every excuse imaginable, but there was nothing I could do.  I thought maybe he'd give me a stern warning and tell me to move on, but he wrote me up and told me when to appear in court.

Statewide Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign

I can't complain.  This New York State Trooper was just doing his job, and there have been reports that the NYSP was cracking down this week on distracted driving, which ultimately is a very good thing.  Just be warned.

According to a press release by the NYSP, the week of April 1st began a Statewide Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. During the campaign, law enforcement across the state will be increasing patrols for a week, ending on April 8th.

I wish I saw this a week ago, smh.

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