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Texting while stopped at a red light is legal in New York state. (credit: CBS 2)

Crackdown On Distracted Driving Begins Around New York State

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that state and local police have stepped up patrols statewide to crack down on mobile phone use while driving.

04/10/2014

Double Parking Flier

NYPD Launches Crackdown On Double Parking

The NYPD has begun a crackdown on double parking citywide, and will be distributing fliers to remind drivers.

03/05/2014

Kang Chun Wong

Family Threatens To Sue After Man Is Injured As Police Give Him Jaywalking Ticket

The NYPD on Monday was investigating how an 84-year-old Chinese immigrant, who speaks no English, suffered serious head injuries while getting a jaywalking ticket on the Upper West Side.

01/20/2014

UWS Fatal Accident

Crackdown On Jaywalking After 3 Traffic Deaths At 96th And Broadway On UWS

The NYPD has mounted a major crackdown on jaywalking and motor vehicle violations at a dangerous intersection on the Upper West Side.

01/20/2014

NYPD Squad Car

Police Issued More Than 700 Tickets In Weekend Speeding Crackdown

The NYPD wrote more than 700 tickets across the city this past weekend during a speed enforcement crackdown in all five boroughs.

10/16/2013

Zuccotti Park on November 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Judge: OWS Protesters Can’t Sue Zuccotti Park Owners Over Police Sweep

A federal judge said this week that people upset over the police crackdown on the Occupy Wall Street encampment in 2011 cannot sue the company that owns the Financial District plaza where the raid took place.

09/28/2013

Bus involved in fatal West New York crash, July 30, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Holds Hearing On Jitney Buses Following Deadly July Crash

Lawmakers in New Jersey have begun taking a closer look at jitney buses, in the wake of a July accident that claimed the life of a baby in a stroller.

09/23/2013

Jersey City police cruiser (credit: CBS 2)

Jersey City Mayor: Crime Has Spiked In July

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said this weekend that when it comes to crime, July has been a “difficult month” for the municipality.

07/28/2013

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City Councilman Calls For Crackdown On Bullying

A City Councilman in Queens was calling on the Department of Education this week to increase anti-bullying programs in public schools, following the suicide of a 12-year-old girl last month.

06/29/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces stiffer penalties for texting while driving (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Tough New Penalties For Texting And Driving Now In Effect

New York motorists are advised to think twice before texting and driving, as tough new regulations go into effect Saturday in New York State.

06/01/2013

Assemblyman David Weprin (credit: Flickr/David Weprin)

Assemblyman: Time To Crack Down On Staged Car Accidents

New York State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) said Sunday that it is time for a crackdown on the practice of staging auto accidents to defraud insurance companies.

05/19/2013

Suspect In Insider Trading Probe Pleads Guilty In NYC

A San Diego man has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges in New York in a government crackdown on expert networking firm consultants who give illegal stock tips to hedge funds.

07/06/2011

A New York State Thruway toll plaza - Buffalo, NY - File / Photo: AP

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

A Verizon version of the Apple iPhone 4 is seen at the launch news conference in Lincoln Center - New York, NY - Jan 11, 2011 - Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

NYPD Cracks Down On Drivers Using Cell Phones

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.”

03/15/2011

NYPD Hand Held Cell Phone Crackdown (credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Cracks Down, Again, On Drivers With Cells

This was the third crackdown in the last year and a half. The last time, officers pulled over more than 6,000 drivers within the 24-hour period and slapped each of those drivers with $130 fines.

10/26/2010