Cell Phone & Texting Ticket Data


The Rosenblum Law Firm has analyzed data from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to determine the most common times and locations that police issue cell phone and texting tickets.  The goal of making this page is to increase transparency into how our police agencies are giving our tickets and how it affects driver safety and quality of life. To do this, we have looked at accident data, conviction rates, as well the month, day, and time tickets were issued.

Cell Phone & Texintg Tickets By Year

This graph shows the number of Cell Phone & Texintg Tickets given in NY from 2009 to 2017.

When Are You The Most Likely To Get A Cell Phone & Texintg Tickets?

The graphs below show the day of the week, time of day and month of the year you are the most likely to get a cell phone or texting ticket, according to 2017 data.

Drivers Ticketed By Day Of Week

Drivers Ticketed By Time Of Day

Drivers Ticketed By Month

Age & Gender Statistics

Below are statistics about the number of tickets that are given out to males and females as well as the different ages that get the most tickets.

Drivers Ticketed By Gender

Drivers Ticketed By Age

Cell Phone & Texting Ticket Breakdown

This graph shows the breakdown of texting vs. cell phone tickets given New York State from 2009 to 2017.

Conviction Rate

This graph shows the conviction rate of cell phone & texting tickets across New York State.

Accidents Caused By Distracted Driving and Cell Phone & Texintg Tickets By Year

This graph shows the number of accidents caused by distracted dirving and the number of cell phone & texting tickets given in New York State from 2009 to 2017. Accidents from sistracted driving is defines by the following accident contributing factors: cell phone (hand-held), texting, using onborad navigation device and driver inattention /distractoion.