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.
“BlackBerry Thumb” as it’s being called by many, may be the newest excuse for employees to call in sick to their boss.