Wanninkhof was a teacher at Fordham High School for the Arts in The Bronx.
In Connecticut, it’s estimated nearly 10 percent of drivers talk or text behind the wheel.
A spokesperson from the MTA said the driver has been suspended without pay, and called the incident a “serious breach of protocol.”
Police in New York are embarking on a “statewide crackdown” on texting while driving.
State police and more than 50 local police departments in Connecticut have started a crackdown on people using their cell phones.
Distractions play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.
Under a bill before the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, people found driving with a pet on their lap would be charged with distracted driving.
We all know texting while driving is risky business, and now, technology once reserved for the cockpit is making its way onto the dashboard.
Many of these systems are so error-prone or complex that they require more concentration from drivers rather than less, according to the studies.
N.J. Pilot Program Hands Out Warnings With Strings Attached Instead Of Tickets To Distracted Drivers
Police Sgt. Matthew Lloyd was like a hawk as he patrolled the street he shared a name with: Lloyd Road. He was on the lookout for drivers talking on their cellphones, and he was good at finding them.
New Castle has launched an aggressive local campaign called “Hands Off The Phone And On The Wheel.”
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice on Monday announced a five-point plan to help combat texting while driving.
Mayor David Martin said the city plans to make street signage more consistent and synchronize traffic lights.
Police Sgt. Andrew Gallagher, head of traffic enforcement, said cops issued 43 tickets for drivers using handheld electronic devices.
With police departments across the Tri-State Area cracking down on distracted driving, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman recently joined Greer for a ride-along on the LIE.