Cell Phone & Texting Ticket Data

Last Updated: 11/10/21


Rosenblum Law 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 & Texting Tickets By Year

This graph shows the number of Cell Phone & Texting Tickets given in NY from 2009 to 2020.

When Are You The Most Likely To Get A Cell Phone & Texting 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 2020 data.

Drivers Ticketed By Day Of Week

Texting Tickets Issued By Day Of Week in NY (2020 Data)

Drivers Ticketed By Time Of Day

Texting Tickes Issued By Time Of Day in NY (2020 Data)

Drivers Ticketed By Month

Texting Tickes Issued By Month in NY (2020 Data)

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

Texting Tickets Issued By Gender in NY (2020 Data)

Drivers Ticketed By Age

Texting Tickets Issued By Age in NY (2020 Data)

Conviction Rate

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

Texting Ticket Conviction Rate In NY (2020 Data)

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

NOTE: Due to changes made by the Police Accident Report form with regards to the capture and reporting of property damage crashes, users will see a significant increase in the number of property damages crashes in 2018, compared to previous years.

This graph shows the number of accidents caused by distracted driving and the number of cell phone & texting tickets given in New York State from 2009 to 2020. Accidents from distracted driving is defined by the following accident contributing factors: cell phone (hand-held), texting, using onboard navigation device and driver inattention /distraction.

Crashes From Distracted Driving And Cell Phone & Texting Tickets

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Rosenblum Law is the largest and highest customer-rated traffic violations law firm in both NY & NJ. With experienced and skilled traffic violations and criminal defense attorneys, the Firm has a reputation for aggressive representation for anyone facing traffic violations and criminal charges that may result in heavy fines, points and license suspension or revocation, and jail time. With a success rate of well over 90%, the Firm has helped thousands of clients get excellent results regardless of how simple or complicated the case. The attorneys pride themselves on working relentlessly to reach the best possible outcome.

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