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Texting while driving

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

Several cars are pulled over as part of a distracted driving crackdown in Woodbridge, N.J., April 2, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

NJ Police Handing Out Tickets As Part Of Distracted Driving Crackdown

April is National Distracted Driving Month. The distracted driving campaign across New Jersey runs through April 21.

04/02/2014

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New Jersey Cops Cracking Down On Distracted Driving In April

Hundreds of police departments in the Garden State are focusing in April on enforcing laws aimed at preventing motorists from talking on phones and texting.

03/31/2014

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Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

Safety advocates are lobbying now for a total ban on driver phone use, pointing to studies that headsets do not reduce drive distraction.

03/27/2014

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NY State Troopers Using Tall, Unmarked SUVs To Peer In On Texting Drivers

New York has given state police 32 tall, unmarked SUVs to better peer down at drivers’ hands, part of one of the nation’s most aggressive attacks on texting while driving.

11/25/2013

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Codey Calls For Ban On Texting While At Red Lights In New Jersey

The former governor said that texting behind the wheel, even at a red light, is dangerous.

11/13/2013

Jennifer Sahoye (credit: Handout)

Woman Facing Vehicular Homicide Charge For Allegedly Texting While Driving

Jennifer Sahoye, 35, was originally charged with causing death while driving with a suspended license in the Oct. 10 crash on Routes 1 & 9 in Newark. Further investigation revealed Sahoye was texting while driving at the time of the crash, Essex County prosecutors said.

10/23/2013

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Conn. Beefs Up Enforcement Of Texting While Driving Ban

Authorities call it “high-visibility enforcement” intended to call attention to a law that took effect Oct. 1. It allows reporting of distracted driving offenses to insurance companies and increases fines for texting and using hand-held phones while driving.

10/10/2013

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Survey: 70 Percent Of Young N.J. Drivers Have Seen Friends Texting Behind Wheel

Auto insurance company Plymouth Rock surveyed 1,000 drivers between the ages of 18 and 25 in the state.

08/30/2013

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New Yorkers: Close Loophole For Texting At Red Lights

Texting while driving is against the law in New York, but texting while sitting at a red light is not.

08/23/2013

Jersey City Medical Center distracted driver course. (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Medical Center Offers Distracted Driver Course To End ‘Epidemic’

Officials at the Jersey City Medical Center said the majority of people who take the walking course fail it.

07/31/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking in Manhattan, announces a July 4th crackdown on texting while driving - July 3, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Cuomo Unleashes State Police In All-Out Texting-While-Driving Crackdown

More than 30 unmarked New York State Police SUVs were said to be patrolling parkways, enabling troopers to see which drivers are texting behind the wheel.

07/15/2013

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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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

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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