A story today from the Associated Press (h/t Watertown Daily Times) describes a new effort in New York state to curb texting while driving: The state has given State Police 32 “tall” SUVs (they’re unmarked, and judging by the...
Apr 30, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York troopers report issuing 24,354 traffic tickets in their recent "speed week" crackdown and another 3,471 tickets in "operation hang-up" targeting drivers using hand-held phones, texting or using other electronics.
The April 17-24 focus on speeders produced 2,156 more tickets than a year earlier. It also resulted in 1,034 tickets for so-called "distracted driving" while texting or chatting on a hand-held cell phone. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jul 13, 2011 — New Yorkers who text while driving will be subject to tougher penalties, under a bill signed into law by Governor Cuomo. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details. Go to full article