Know All About New York City rule 2.13?

Rule 2.13 relates to the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving

It prohibits using any hand-held electronic device while operating a vehicle

This includes talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving

It also prohibits composing, sending, reading, accessing, or retrieving electronic data

Exceptions are made for emergencies to contact emergency responders

Drivers can use a hands-free mobile device if it doesn't require hand-holding

The rule applies to all motor vehicles on all streets and highways

Violating the rule can result in fines and penalties

It aims to reduce distracted driving and improve road safety