The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about nine people die every day in accidents caused by distracted drivers.
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.
Distracted driving – talking or texting behind the wheel – can be deadly, as one girl knows all too well.
Drivers in the Danbury area may soon find themselves snared for texting behind the wheel and they may be left scratching their heads as to how the violations were discovered.
The end is near for a tragic case that has led to a greater focus on distracted driving in Connecticut.
New Canaan police have made educating young drivers on the dangers of distracted driving a priority since the tragic accident in March that left a jogger dead and changed the lives of two families.
Drivers on area highways and parkways are being forced to put down their phones and focus on the road. Amanda Kloehr is someone who knows the consequences of distracted driving all too well and is trying to do something about it.
NY Issues More Than 20,000 Tickets For Texting At The Wheel In First Year Of Distracted Driving Crackdown
Authorities in New York report issuing more than 20,000 tickets to motorists in the first year under a tougher law against using handheld electronics while driving.
Man’s best friend can get you a ticket in New Jersey if your dog is distracting you as you drive.
A New Jersey couple has filed a lawsuit against a young man and his girlfriend who they said were texting each other when the young man crashed his truck into their motorcycle.
The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most dangerous for teenage drivers in America, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.
After a jogger was killed by a distracted driver, a Connecticut town is planning a forum on the dangers of driving while distracted, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.
Police ticketed more than 800 distracted drivers last Thanksgiving during the first Operation Hang Up campaign.
A northern New Jersey couple who lost their legs to a driver who was sending a text message is sharing their story with high school students.
Shoppers at a mall in New Jersey had a sobering experience when they took a DWI test with special goggles that mimicked the effects of alcohol.