Use of Mobile Devices While Operating A Motor Vehicle

When operating a University owned vehicle or traveling on University business, staff must obey all University and State policies and procedures. It is both illegal under New York State law and prohibited by the University to view or compose text messages or email while operating a motor vehicle. New York State law and University policy prohibit drivers from making phone calls when driving except when using a 'hands-free' device. Employees are expected to direct their full attention to the operation of the vehicle to ensure the safety of themselves and others and are discouraged from making such phone calls when driving.