NY1.com says: The state is increasing the penalty for using a cell phone while driving.
While it’s been illegal for years, starting Wednesday, the state Department of Motor Vehicles will impose two points on the driving records of anyone found guilty of using a cell phone while behind the wheel.
That's in addition to the $100 fine offenders already face.
Those who get caught texting while driving also face points and fines.
*Thanks to Jalopnik for the tip