Starting June 1, 2013, cell phone violations and texting and driving violations now carry 5 points (up from 3). A cell phone violation occurs when a driver uses a phone without a hands-free device. A texting and driving violation occurs when a driver “uses” an electronic device while driving. The terms “use,” “electronic device” and “while driving” are all construed liberally meaning that you cannot even hold your device while behind the wheel of a car that is not parked. Find more information about the New York State Cell Phone Law.
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If you would like your child to participate in the Operation Safe Child ID program please call the Madison County Office of the Sheriff Community Services at 315-366-2482.
You can request a speaker from the office of the sheriff for your group or organization. If available, a speaker can be arranged for any topic covering any of our programs. Please call 315-366-2318 for more information.
Find car seat information from the Sheriff's Office.
This information is available on our Car Seat Safety page.