Meriden police says that in the middle of the afternoon on Jan. 20, a police officer got a text from an unknown number. The text indicated the sender was looking to sell Percocet pills, police say.
Do you think you can do it – walk in a straight line while texting? A group of 20-year-olds participating in a study at Stony Brook University thought they could.
Other bus drivers say the company warns them about using cell phones.
Operation Hang Up, which resulted in a thousand tickets during last year’s blitz, is back.
Authorities are passing out flyers to local businesses, reminding people that when they use a cell phone on the street, they make themselves a prime target.
Cuomo’s proposal would make texting, tweeting and gaming at the wheel a primary offense. That means drivers would face 3 points on their license and up to a $150 fine.
They’ve already handed out more than 2,000 tickets for things like illegal turns, disobeying traffic signs, weaving in traffic, and talking on cell phones from behind the wheel.
The state’s Senate Republicans promised Tuesday to pass legislation that would allow police to stop and ticket motorists for texting while driving.
The Department said “the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a vehicle is illegal. In addition, driving while texting or talking on a cell phone is dangerous and endangers both drivers and pedestrians.”
The U.S. Department of Transportation and Consumer Reports magazine have released a poll that illustrates how widespread distracted driving is among young people and a plan to help fight it.
A Brooklyn woman has been charged with criminally negligent homicide for allegedly causing a fatal accident while texting and driving.
The proposed bill would impose a graduated penalty system for violations of the state’s handsfree cell phone law.
Police said the city would begin the crackdown on drivers using hand-held cell phones at midnight as part of an initiative to focus on traffic infractions that could lead to serious injury or death.
Car crashes as a result of distracted driving are the leading cause of death among teens.
Psychiatrist Dr. Gary Small said neuroimaging studies have shown teens who text light up the same area of the brain as an addict who uses heroin.