Distracted Driving

Texting while driving (file/credit: CBS 2)

New York Initiating ‘Statewide Crackdown’ On Texting While Driving

Police in New York are embarking on a “statewide crackdown” on texting while driving.

04/10/2015

Texting and driving (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Police Cracking Down On Distracted Driving

State police and more than 50 local police departments in Connecticut have started a crackdown on people using their cell phones.

04/01/2015

Distracted Driving (credit: Clip Art)

Study: Distractions Play Role In 58 Percent Of Crashes Involving Teen Drivers

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.

03/25/2015

Rosemary the dog. (credit: Sarah Walters/CBS2)

Connecticut Bill Would Bar Driving With Pet On Lap

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.

02/10/2015

Navdy Heads-Up Display Technology

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

Distracted Driving (file/credit: ClipArt)

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

Staten Island Traffic Stop

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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