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.
Some students are paying $1 a day at convenience stores or trucks to store the devices while they’re in class.
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.
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.
The Department of Transportation is trying to remind motorists the law applies to construction vehicles with amber lights as well.
One Long Island county has a big problem with cell phone use 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.
It only costs a few seconds, says Jersey City OEM director Greg Kierce, but in an emergency seconds can count.
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.
Neil Nash-Coulon of Bedford-Stuyvesant says the hospital even kicked his family out of the waiting area.
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.
Should students in New York City schools be allowed to have cell phones? There is a new call for a change in citywide policy.
The long-delayed project to wire New York City subway stations for cell phone service is finally bearing fruit.
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.
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.