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NY Issues More Than 20,000 Tickets For Texting At The Wheel In First Year Of Distracted Driving Crackdown

Authorities in New York report issuing more than 20,000 tickets to motorists in the first year under a tougher law against using handheld electronics while driving.

07/12/2012

Cell Phone Storage Truck Outside Washington Irving High School - New York, NY - Jun 18, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Businesses Charging NYC Students To Store Their Cell Phones

Some students are paying $1 a day at convenience stores or trucks to store the devices while they’re in class.

06/18/2012

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Ask Asa: Text Message Scammers Pose As Friends In Need

Thieves disguised as friends in need of urgent help are sending out text messages that could help them steal your personal identity and your money.

06/11/2012

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New Survey Has Encouraging News About Teens And Distracted Driving

Consumer Reports surveyed 20,000 drivers under 21-years old and 29 percent admitted to driving and texting, but they said they’re less likely to do it if someone else is in the car.

05/08/2012

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New York State DOT Reminds Drivers To Move Over For Flashing Lights

The Department of Transportation is trying to remind motorists the law applies to construction vehicles with amber lights as well.

04/26/2012

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Suffolk Drivers Worst Offenders For Cell Phone Driving Outside NYC

One Long Island county has a big problem with cell phone use while driving.

02/14/2012

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New York State Lawmakers Consider Total Ban On Cell Phones While Driving

Right now, you need a hands-free device to use your cell phone. What is under consideration would be an all-out ban on use of your cell phone behind the wheel.

02/13/2012

The Jersey City skyline as seen from 345 Hudson Street - New York, NY - Feb 1, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Some Jersey City 911 Calls Misdirected To NYC

It only costs a few seconds, says Jersey City OEM director Greg Kierce, but in an emergency seconds can count.

02/01/2012

Man walking with cell phone in New York City (file / credit: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

L.I. Expert Sounds Warning About Walking And Texting

Do you think you can do it – walk in a straight line while texting? A group of 20-year-olds participating in a study at Stony Brook University thought they could.

01/19/2012

US singer Beyonce (R) and her husband US rap singer Jay-Z (L) watch the men's final match between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Sweden's Robin Soderling in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 6, 2010, in Paris. The couple are now the proud parents of a baby girl.  (credit: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

Father Says Hospital Kept Him From His Newborns To Accommodate Beyonce’s Delivery

Neil Nash-Coulon of Bedford-Stuyvesant says the hospital even kicked his family out of the waiting area.

01/08/2012

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NTSB Recommends Banning All Cell Phone Use While Driving

It’s a stunning recommendation from a federal traffic safety agency. The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for a nationwide ban on behind the wheel cell phone use — even with hands-free devices.

12/13/2011

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New Call For Change In NYC School Cell Phone Policy

Should students in New York City schools be allowed to have cell phones? There is a new call for a change in citywide policy.

12/06/2011

Passengers are seen on the 1/2/3 platform at 14th Street and 7th Avenue - New York, NY - Sep 23, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Report: Cell Phone Service Coming To Some Subway Platforms Next Week

The long-delayed project to wire New York City subway stations for cell phone service is finally bearing fruit.

09/23/2011

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Police In Manhattan Warn Pedestrians To Remain Alert When Walking & Talking On Cell Phones

Authorities are passing out flyers to local businesses, reminding people that when they use a cell phone on the street, they make themselves a prime target.

07/29/2011

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State Troopers To Watch For Motorists Using Cell Phones On NY Thruway

The New York State Thruway Authority said a year ago in their crackdown on phones and gadgets at the wheel, troopers handed out nearly 900 tickets just on the Thruway in a few days.

04/07/2011

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