Distracted Driving

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Experts: ‘Heads-Up’ Smartphone Technology May Reduce Driver Distraction

We all know texting while driving is risky business, and now, technology once reserved for the cockpit is making its way onto the dashboard.

11/21/2014

FILE -- A MyLink menu is displayed inside a Chevorlet Spark electric car during a press event in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Studies: Hands-Free Devices May Be More Distracting To Drivers

Many of these systems are so error-prone or complex that they require more concentration from drivers rather than less, according to the studies.

10/07/2014

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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.

10/03/2014

A banner warning against distracted driving is seen in the town of New Castle. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Westchester Town Cracking Down On Distracted Driving

New Castle has launched an aggressive local campaign called “Hands Off The Phone And On The Wheel.”

09/29/2014

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announces her plan for combating texting while driving Sept. 8, 2014. (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice Announces Plan To Combat Texting While Driving

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice on Monday announced a five-point plan to help combat texting while driving.

09/08/2014

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Stamford Making Upgrades To Improve Street Safety

Mayor David Martin said the city plans to make street signage more consistent and synchronize traffic lights.

09/04/2014

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Stamford Police Crack Down On Distracted Driving

Police Sgt. Andrew Gallagher, head of traffic enforcement, said cops issued 43 tickets for drivers using handheld electronic devices.

09/03/2014

Nassau County Police Officer Tom Greer (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Highway Cops In Hot Pursuit Of Distracted Drivers

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.

08/04/2014

This photo shows an NJ TRANSIT bus driver doing paperwork behind the wheel. (Credit: Vivian Ha)

Another NJ TRANSIT Bus Driver Caught Distracted Behind The Wheel

It has happened again – a driver caught distracted behind the wheel of an NJ TRANSIT bus and turned in by an irate passenger.

08/01/2014

A man uses a texting-while-driving simulator in the Flatiron District on June 17, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Simulator Demonstrates Dangers Of Texting While Driving

The New York City Department of Transportation and AT&T offered passersby a chance to use a texting-while-driving simulator Tuesday at Flatiron Plaza.

06/17/2014

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NYPD Begins 3-Week Traffic Enforcement Crackdown

Police will be focusing on speeding, driving while using a cellphone, improper turns, disobeying traffic signs and failing to yield to pedestrians.

06/16/2014

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Signs Distracted-Driving Bill Into Law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed a bill that sets a penalty of up to $1,000 for drivers caught texting or talking while driving.

05/20/2014

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Issues Over 5,000 Tickets In Distracted Driving Crackdown

The NYPD on Monday announced the results of a two-day crackdown on cellphone use while driving and failure to yield to pedestrians.

05/19/2014

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Holds Day 2 Of Distracted Driving Crackdown

The NYPD is holding its second day of a citywide ticket blitz this week looking for drivers using cell phones and failing to yield to pedestrians.

05/16/2014

FILE -- A New York Police Department car. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Holds 2-Day Crackdown On Distracted Driving

The citywide initiative being held Tuesday and Friday is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero program, which is aimed at eliminating traffic fatalities.

05/13/2014

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