Distracted Driving

An MTA bus (credit: Getty Images)

MTA Bus Driver Facing Suspension After Being Caught Texting While Driving

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.

05/02/2014

Gabriel Hurley lost his vision and sense of smell after getting into a wreck with a distracted driver. (Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Attorney General: More Than 3,000 Cited For Distracted Driving So Far In April

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.

04/14/2014

Several cars are pulled over as part of a distracted driving crackdown in Woodbridge, N.J., April 2, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

NJ Police Handing Out Tickets As Part Of Distracted Driving Crackdown

April is National Distracted Driving Month. The distracted driving campaign across New Jersey runs through April 21.

04/02/2014

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Police In N.J. Begin Distracted Driving Crackdown

Police departments are tapping into a special federal grant that will allow them to dedicate overtime officers specifically to distracted drivers.

04/01/2014

Texting and driving (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Cops Cracking Down On Distracted Driving In April

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.

03/31/2014

Distracted Driving (file/credit: ClipArt)

Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

Safety advocates are lobbying now for a total ban on driver phone use, pointing to studies that headsets do not reduce drive distraction.

03/27/2014

St. Patrick's Day (credit: ClipArt)

New York Setting Up DWI Checkpoints For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

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.

03/14/2014

FILE -- Memorial for 8-month-old Angelie Paredes, killed in West New York, N.J. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

N.J. Pols Introduce ‘Angelie’s Law’ Targeting Distracted Commuter Van Drivers

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.

01/30/2014

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N.J. Assemblyman Seeks To Broaden Definition Of ‘Distracted Driving’

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.

11/26/2013

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

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