Distracted Driving

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

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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

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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

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

Teen Victim Warns L.I. High School Students Of Distracted Driving Dangers

Distracted driving – talking or texting behind the wheel – can be deadly, as one girl knows all too well.

02/20/2013

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Texting Crackdown Ahead For Danbury Area Drivers

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.

02/20/2013

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Final Disposition Set In Case Of Jogger Killed By Teen Driver In New Canaan

The end is near for a tragic case that has led to a greater focus on distracted driving in Connecticut.

10/23/2012

Cell Phone Driver (file / credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Connecticut Seeks Money To Help Crack Down On Distracted Drivers

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.

10/19/2012

Amanda Kloehr is using her own near-death experience with distracted driving to educated others of its dangers. (credit: CBS 2)

Woman Uses Near-Death Experience To Discourage Distracted Driving

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.

10/19/2012

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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.

07/12/2012

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