Texting And Driving

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Tougher Penalties Go Into Effect For NYS Drivers Using Hand-Held Phones

Beginning Saturday, new drivers who are caught using a cell phone without a hands-free device could face a 120-day license suspension.

11/01/2014

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Connecticut DMV Urges Safe Habits During National Teen Driver Safety Week

The Connecticut DMV is urging parents to emphasize the need to lay down strict driving rules for teens, stressing that using the phone while driving is a prohibitive as is drinking or speeding when behind the wheel.

10/21/2014

A man uses a texting-while-driving simulator in the Flatiron District on June 17, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Simulator Demonstrates Dangers Of Texting While Driving

The New York City Department of Transportation and AT&T offered passersby a chance to use a texting-while-driving simulator Tuesday at Flatiron Plaza.

06/17/2014

FILE -- A New York Police Department car. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD To Crack Down On Texting And Driving, Failure To Yield To Pedestrians

The NYPD on Monday announced a citywide crackdown on texting and driving, and the failure to yield to pedestrians.

05/12/2014

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

Texting while stopped at a red light is legal in New York state. (credit: CBS 2)

Crackdown On Distracted Driving Begins Around New York State

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that state and local police have stepped up patrols statewide to crack down on mobile phone use while driving.

04/10/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces stiffer penalties for texting while driving (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

New York State Lawmakers Pass Crackdown On Teen Texting And Driving

The New York State Legislature on Wednesday passed a new law cracking down on young drivers who are caught texting and driving.

06/05/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces stiffer penalties for texting while driving (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Tough New Penalties For Texting And Driving Now In Effect

New York motorists are advised to think twice before texting and driving, as tough new regulations go into effect Saturday in New York State.

06/01/2013

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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.

05/09/2013

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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

Freeport High School senior that want to go to the prom have to take a texting and driving pledge and course. More than 500 students showed up on Feb. 12, 2014, to do so. (Photo: CBS 2)

Freeport High School Requires Students Take No Texting And Driving Course To Go To Prom

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.

02/12/2013

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

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.

02/02/2013

A victim of a distracted driving accident has prosthetic leg. (credit:CBS 2)

North Jersey Couple Injured In Car Wreck Spreads Message To Teens About Distracted 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.

02/27/2012

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Talking And Driving Will Now Cost You 2 Points

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.

02/16/2011

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New Jersey Might Hike Cell Phone Fines

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.

09/13/2010