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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

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Seen At 11: Yik Yak, Anonymous Texting App, Stirs Up Controversy

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.

03/11/2014

Counseling centers across the country are offering "text for help hotlines." (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Crisis Hotlines Offer Help Through Texting

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.”

03/05/2014

Law makers in New Jersey are trying to make it illegal to eat while driving. (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Driving’s New Distraction, Eating Behind The Wheel

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.

12/06/2013

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N.J. Assemblyman Seeks To Broaden Definition Of ‘Distracted Driving’

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.

11/26/2013

A girl texts on her phone. (credit: CBS 2)

OMG, New York City Council OKs Text Donations For Elections

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.

11/26/2013

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Study: Disconnect From Technology To Turn Up Spark In Relationship

A recent study by Brigham Young University found too much technology can cause problems with your love life.

11/13/2013

Director Steve McQueen and Madonna attend the '12 Years A Slave' premiere (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris
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Madonna Booted From New York City Movie Theater After Expressing Herself

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.

10/14/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo  unveils "Texting Zones" along the New York State Thruway and State Highways that will give motorists a pull-off area to park and use their mobile devices. (credit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office/Flickr)

Cuomo Unveils ‘Texting Zones’ For Drivers Along NY State Highways

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.

09/24/2013

Woman sends text message (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

N.J. Court: Text Recipients Can Be Held Liable In Texting-And-Driving Accidents

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.

08/27/2013

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Seen At 11: Don’t Remember Sending That Text? You Might Have Been Asleep

Sleep texting has become more common and in addition to being embarrassing it could also have some serious health consequences.

08/21/2013

Texting while walking

Study Prompts New Warnings About Texting And Walking

The dangers of texting and driving are well-known, and 41 states – including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have banned the practice.

08/14/2013

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Report: Boston Area Man Named Anthony Weiner In Trouble

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.

08/04/2013

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

Gov. Cuomo Announces Holiday Crackdown On Distracted Driving

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.”

07/03/2013

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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