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Report Shows Dip In Driving In NJ; Advocates Want More Mass Transit Investments

The report found New Jersey is one of 46 states that have a decrease in the number of miles driven since 2005.


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AAA: Hands-Free Texting Still Distracting For Drivers

Using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found.


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Gov. Cuomo Announces Fierce Crackdown On Texting While Driving

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to make a point when it comes to texting while driving in New York.


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Gas Prices Lower Than This Time Last Year

Although gas prices have nudged up a few cents in the past week, the average price of a gallon of regular, $3.78 on Long Island, is actually about $0.21 less heading into this Memorial Day weekend than this time a year ago.


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Best Scenic Drives Within 60 Miles Of Las Vegas

Taking in all the world famous Las Vegas Valley has to offer doesn’t have to be limited to the strip. Hop in the car and head out for one of the five best and most picturesque drives Las Vegas has to offer. The beauty of the adventure lies in the fact that not one of these drives goes more than 35 miles from Vegas, making them ideal day trips.


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Study: Texting And Driving Kills More Teens Annually Than Drinking And Driving

More teens die annually from texting while driving than for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a study by Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park.


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Drivers On Long Island Change Habits To Keep Up With Rising Gas Costs

The average price for a gallon of gas has jumped twenty-seven cents since Christmas and has hit a season high. Families are running fewer errands and spending more time shopping at malls, trying to get necessities from several stores at once.


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Report: New York-Newark Fourth Most Congested Area In Nation

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute released a report Tuesday that found Americans are adapting to road congestion by allowing, on average, an hour to make a trip that would take 20 minutes without traffic.


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Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Increased Penalties For Cell Phone Use While Driving

The proposed bill would double the fines for talking on cell phones without hands-free devices, texting and other cell phone use while driving.


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S.I. Soldier ‘Excited For The Future’ After Double-Arm Transplant

A soldier who lost all four limbs in an Iraq roadside bombing has two new arms following a double transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


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New CDC Study Finds 1 In 24 Admit Nodding Off While Driving

In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Thursday, about 4 percent of U.S. adults said they nodded off or fell asleep at least once while driving in the previous month.


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City Launches New Campaign To Get Drivers, Pedestrians To LOOK!

The campaign features pavement markers, with eyes drawn inside the “O’s” in the word “LOOK!,” painted in crosswalks at 110 intersections across the city.


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DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Mim In Morningside Heights

“My friends say it’s a little glamorous. I think it’s awesome.” – Mim and his Mercedes


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New Survey Has Encouraging News About Teens And Distracted Driving

Consumer Reports surveyed 20,000 drivers under 21-years old and 29 percent admitted to driving and texting, but they said they’re less likely to do it if someone else is in the car.


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New York State DOT Reminds Drivers To Move Over For Flashing Lights

The Department of Transportation is trying to remind motorists the law applies to construction vehicles with amber lights as well.