States like NY have laws that impose minimal penalties for this 'offense'. Ditto for riding a motorcycle without a license ('out of class' minor traffic ticket, sometimes they'll impound your motorcycle, but typically they do not). I will never understand why governments pass traffic 'laws' with no intent to enforce them. If using a cellphone while driving results in accident rates that approach DUI, the offense should result in a far more severe penalty. If anyone actually gave a **** about motorcycle fatalities (they do not) then riding a motorcycle without a proper license would result in the suspension of your regular driver's license, not a slap on the wrist.
Bottom line: if labor under the illusion that our society at large really cares if you die while riding your bicycle or motorcycle, get over it.