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Nassau County Police Officer Tom Greer (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Highway Cops In Hot Pursuit Of Distracted Drivers

With police departments across the Tri-State Area cracking down on distracted driving, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman recently joined Greer for a ride-along on the LIE.

08/04/2014

Staten Island Traffic Stop

NYPD Cracks Down On Reckless Driving In Weeklong Effort

The NYPD has launched a weeklong crackdown on reckless driving – targeting infractions including speeding, running red lights, and texting behind the wheel.

05/26/2014

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Issues Over 5,000 Tickets In Distracted Driving Crackdown

The NYPD on Monday announced the results of a two-day crackdown on cellphone use while driving and failure to yield to pedestrians.

05/19/2014

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

An MTA bus (credit: Getty Images)

MTA Bus Driver Facing Suspension After Being Caught Texting While Driving

According to the Staten Island Advance, the video was taken by a rider on the X22A express bus from Staten Island to Manhattan Wednesday night during the heavy rainstorm which socked the Tri-State area.

05/02/2014

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

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

Texting and driving Big DL

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

Distracted Driving (file/credit: ClipArt)

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

Texting while driving (file/credit: CBS 2)

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

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