New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking major cell phone carriers to help put an end to cell phone thefts by deactivating the phones themselves if reported lost or stolen.
Suffolk County’s police commissioner said that 20 percent of all fatal crashes are because of illegal cell phone use, which leads to distracted driving.
Authorities said a man is accused of stealing a mourner’s cell phone during a Long Island funeral Mass. He’s also charged with pilfering poor boxes at two churches.
Dr. Alvaro Carrascal of the American Cancer Society speaks with CBS 2’s Dana Tyler on cell phones and cancer.
Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, says a new study put out by the World Health Organization that now lists cell phones in the same category as pesticide, DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee.
They’ve already handed out more than 2,000 tickets for things like illegal turns, disobeying traffic signs, weaving in traffic, and talking on cell phones from behind the wheel.
A sexting incident at a New Jersey middle school has police warning students who may have inappropriate pictures of a 13-year-old girl.
A 13-year-old girl sent the photographs to two teen boys, who sent them to a few friends, who sent them to more friends, and so on. Police say students must delete the photo by Thursday morning or else.
The Department said “the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a vehicle is illegal. In addition, driving while texting or talking on a cell phone is dangerous and endangers both drivers and pedestrians.”
For many people, cell phones serve as the ultimate accessory, but what about the danger so many have long suspected? Do the radio frequency signals emitted from cell phones affect our brain?
It’s already against the law to drive and talk on a handheld phone in New Jersey, but a proposed law would make the penalties much harsher.
Prison rules prohibit officers from bringing their personal cell phones to work.
After targeting distracted drivers, some New York lawmakers want to go after distracted walkers. They are looking to ban them from using iPods and cell phones while walking and crossing the street.
According to police, the 20-year-old suspect met the young girl online.
The proposed bill would impose a graduated penalty system for violations of the state’s handsfree cell phone law.