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.
With the help of the app Yik Yak, nameless users across the country are making shooting and bomb threats, causing school lockdowns and even evacuations.
Studies show it’s easier for people to tell the truth through texting than face to face or on the phone. As a result, counseling centers across the country are offering “text for help hotlines.”
Eating while driving. A lot of people do it every day, but startling new information has shown that the habit could be more dangerous than texting behind the wheel.
Talking on cell phones and texting while driving are already illegal in New Jersey, and soon, a laundry list of other activities could be grounds for a traffic ticket.
The City Council voted Tuesday to allow residents to donate via text message. Under the bill, which must be signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a voter could use their phones to give up to $99 to a candidate in an election cycle.
A recent study by Brigham Young University found too much technology can cause problems with your love life.
Madonna has been banned from a national theater chain after using her phone during a movie premiere. On Monday, the controversy set off a firestorm on Twitter.
The zones are actually existing rest stops, park-n-ride lots and other facilities, but new signs are being put up designating them as places where drivers can stop to legally use their phones or other devices.
Drivers in New Jersey have been left stunned, after state Appeals Court judges found that when a driver is texting and causes an accident, the recipient of the texts can also be held liable for negligence.
Sleep texting has become more common and in addition to being embarrassing it could also have some serious health consequences.
The dangers of texting and driving are well-known, and 41 states – including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have banned the practice.
A Boston area man who coincidentally happens to be named Anthony Weiner has found himself in big trouble for an incident involving text messages, according to a published report.
Cuomo’s holiday message to distracted drivers is “the State Police are going to be watching the road even when you’re not and especially when you’re not.”
The legislation approved by the Senate and Assembly applies to drivers with permits and probationary or junior licenses.