Texting And Driving
More than 3,000 teens die annually from texting while driving, compared to about 2,700 for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a study by Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park.
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.
During the simulation, students get to sit behind the wheel of a real car and text and drive without being in a dangerous situation. But just like in life, they could get one chance and it’s game over.
The proposed bill would double the fines for talking on cell phones without hands-free devices, texting and other cell phone use while driving.
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.
If you haven’t learned to put away that phone while you’re driving maybe you will now that it will cost you two points on your license.
A bill being considered by a Senate panel would increase fines and impose license suspensions for drivers who ignore the ban on talking or texting on hand-held phones.
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