According to Statista, well over 200 million Americas have a drivers license but how many of us know all the rules of the road?

Here are 5 things we see on the road on a daily basis but are we breaking the law? Here are 5 situations, some are legal and others are illegal in New York State. No way you knew all of these.

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There are things we do every day on the streets of New York State but, if I had to answer honestly, I couldn't say for sure if these are legal or illegal. What about you?

I randomly chose 5 common vehicle situations from seatbelts to distracted driving and more. Let's see what you know is legal or illegal in New York State.

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DRIVING WITH A PET IN YOUR LAP - Is it legal or illegal to have a pet on your lap while driving in New York State? Is it cute? Yes! Is it safe for the pet? Probably not but according to Attorney Paul Giannetti, having a pet on your lap while you drive is LEGAL in New York State.

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HANGING ITEMS FROM YOUR REARVIEW MIRROR - Dream catchers, air fresheners, masks! Is it legal or illegal to hang items from your rearview mirror in New York State? According to TrafficTickets.com, it is ILLEGAL to hang anything from your rearview mirror while driving. This includes a handicapped parking tag.

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RIDING IN THE BED OF A PICKUP TRUCK - Is it legal or illegal to ride in the bed of a pickup truck in New York State? While 18 states allow truck bed passengers, Vehicle Freak says it's not allowed under any circumstances in New York. ILLEGAL

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EATING WHILE DRIVING - Is it legal or illegal to eat while driving in New York State? Trusted Choice says yes! There is no specific law that would prohibit you from eating while driving but you could get in trouble if this action is a distraction. LEGAL

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WEARING A SEATBELT IN THE BACKSEAT Are you required to wear a seatbelt while riding in the backseat of a vehicle? According to New York State DMV you are required to wear a seatbelt no matter where you are sitting in a moving vehicle making it ILLEGAL not to wear one.

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