Texting while driving
State Sen. James Holzapfel (R-Ocean County) introduced the measure over concerns about the rise in accidents linked to texting and calling while driving.
New York motorists are advised to think twice before texting and driving, as tough new regulations go into effect Saturday in New York State.
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.
It’s a stunning recommendation from a federal traffic safety agency. The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for a nationwide ban on behind the wheel cell phone use — even with hands-free devices.
It was just Tuesday that the Department of Transportation held hearings describing texting while driving as “an epidemic.” But in our area the proof is personal.
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