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Distracted Driving

Texting while driving (file/credit: CBS 2)

NY State Troopers Using Tall, Unmarked SUVs To Peer In On Texting Drivers

New York has given state police 32 tall, unmarked SUVs to better peer down at drivers’ hands, part of one of the nation’s most aggressive attacks on texting while driving.

11/25/2013

Texting and driving (credit: CBS 2)

Survey: 70 Percent Of Young N.J. Drivers Have Seen Friends Texting Behind Wheel

Auto insurance company Plymouth Rock surveyed 1,000 drivers between the ages of 18 and 25 in the state.

08/30/2013

Stories from Main Street - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Stories From Main Street: Parents Who Lost Son Fight Distracted Driving

Ben and Debbie Lieberman have formed the organization Distracted Operators Risk Casualties, or DORC.

WCBS 880–08/12/2013

Vigil for Angelie Paredes, the 8-month-old killed in what police have called a distracted driving incident last week in West New York. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Prayer Vigil Held For 8-Month-Old Killed In Distracted Driving Incident

Angelie Paredes’ father issued a plea on Facebook for drivers to put down the cellphone.

08/04/2013

Jersey City Medical Center distracted driver course. (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Medical Center Offers Distracted Driver Course To End ‘Epidemic’

Officials at the Jersey City Medical Center said the majority of people who take the walking course fail it.

07/31/2013

Cuomo: No Texting While Driving

Stiffer Distracted Driving Penalties, Higher Fines Now In Effect Across NY

Under the new rules, people who text and drive or drive while talking on a hand-held cell phone will face a $150 maximum fine for a first offense.

07/26/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking in Manhattan, announces a July 4th crackdown on texting while driving - July 3, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Announces Holiday Crackdown On Distracted Driving

Cuomo’s holiday message to distracted drivers is “the State Police are going to be watching the road even when you’re not and especially when you’re not.”

07/03/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in Manhattan, signs a law increasing penalties for texting while driving - July 1, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

New York Increases Penalties For Teens Caught Texting While Driving

The legislation approved by the Senate and Assembly applies to drivers with permits and probationary or junior licenses.

07/01/2013

Texting while walking

Study: Distracted Walking Accidents On The Rise

Using data from 2010, the study found more than 1,500 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for injuries linked to using a phone while walking, CBS 2 reported.

06/21/2013

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N.J. Bill Seeks Crackdown On Distracted Driving By Forcing Drivers To Hand Over Phones

State Sen. James Holzapfel (R-Ocean County) introduced the measure over concerns about the rise in accidents linked to texting and calling while driving.

06/10/2013

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Conn. Lawmakers Want Your Insurance Co. To Know When You Drive Distracted

Frustrated by drivers who ignore Connecticut’s ban on talking and texting on hand-held cellphones, some state legislators want insurance companies to know when their customers break the law.

05/06/2013

Texting and driving (credit: CBS 2)

Simulator Teaches Students A Tough Lesson About Texting And Driving

You are automatically 23 times more likely to have a crash if you have a cell phone in your hand, but still, experts say texting while driving has become a deadly epidemic.

04/23/2013

An anti-distracted driving bumper sticker (file / credit: Tom Keck/Getty Images)

Drivers In New Jersey Could Face Steep Fines As Sting Operation Targets Distracted Driving

A new undercover, sting operation has police looking for drivers who talk and text behind the wheel.

04/22/2013

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New Poll Shows More Adults Than Teenagers Text While Driving

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about nine people die every day in accidents caused by distracted drivers.

03/28/2013

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State Lawmaker Touts Tougher Distracted Driving Fines In NY Budget Proposal

Under the current law, drivers who talk on a cellphone while driving without a hands-free device face a $100 fine. That penalty would be bumped up to $150.

03/25/2013

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