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.
Police will be focusing on speeding, driving while using a cellphone, improper turns, disobeying traffic signs and failing to yield to pedestrians.
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.
The NYPD on Monday announced the results of a two-day crackdown on cellphone use while driving and failure to yield to pedestrians.
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.
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.
According to the Staten Island Advance, the video was taken by a rider on the X22A express bus from Staten Island to Manhattan Wednesday night during the heavy rainstorm which socked the Tri-State area.
John Hoffman, the state’s acting acting general, said Monday that about 1.5 million crashes over the past decade have been caused by distracted drivers, resulting in 1,600 deaths.
April is National Distracted Driving Month. The distracted driving campaign across New Jersey runs through April 21.
Police departments are tapping into a special federal grant that will allow them to dedicate overtime officers specifically to distracted drivers.
Hundreds of police departments in the Garden State are focusing in April on enforcing laws aimed at preventing motorists from talking on phones and texting.
Safety advocates are lobbying now for a total ban on driver phone use, pointing to studies that headsets do not reduce drive distraction.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that from Friday through Monday, drivers can expect sobriety checkpoints, increased DWI patrols and increased inspections on underage drinking and sales to minors.
A new law in New Jersey aims to crack down on distracted driving and prevent another tragedy like the one that took the life of a baby girl in her stroller.
Talking on cell phones and texting while driving are already illegal in New Jersey, and soon, a laundry list of other activities could be grounds for a traffic ticket.