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28 year old Kristofer Gregorek is headed to prison, after he killed a UB nursing professor in a June 2017 distracted driving crash on the Thruway.


Sen. Tim Kennedy's Office

It has been 10 years since 20-year-old West Seneca native A.J. Larson lost his life in a texting-while-driving accident. In remembrance, the New York State Thruway is displaying a “Don’t Text While Driving. It's the Law.” reminder on digital signs in hopes of saving other lives. 

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With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, police on both sides of the border will be stepping up their surveillance on the roads, especially on the lookout for distracted driving. Ontario has stepped up its campaign against distracted driving, but officials say motorists still haven't gotten the message that using a cell phone while driving can be deadly.


AAA of Western and Central New York

The warm-weather months have arrived and many nervous parents are hoping their teenagers will avoid the temptations of distracted driving in what AAA calls the 100 Deadliest Days of the year.

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New York lawmakers are considering a Breathalyzer of sorts to combat distracted driving from texting.

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New data indicates that many motorists across the state are texting behind the wheel – and are getting caught in massive numbers.

AAA

Young millennials are the worst-behaved drivers on the road, according to new data released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Police in the Toronto area are employing a new tactic in what has so far been a losing fight against distracted driving.

Waverly Colville

We’ve heard it all before: texting and driving is dangerous. But what about taking selfies when you’re behind the wheel or playing Pokemon Go? Various agencies are working together to remind drivers that any type of multitasking while driving can be a fatal mistake.

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Ontario has unrolled a new ad campaign highlighting the dangers of distracted driving. The message is: "It happens fast. Put down the phone."


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Distracted drivers in New York would be held accountable under a bipartisan bill proposed in Albany. It would allow police to use a so-called "Textalyzer" to examine mobile devices at a crash site.


New safety research crashes with some assumptions regarding technology designed to safely enable drivers to communicate. The findings from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicate hands-free systems create additional distractions for drivers.


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A new survey takes a look at the attitudes and behaviors of drivers who are also frequent cell phone users. With new state laws put into effect last week, bringing stiffer penalties for distracted driving, WBFO’s Avery Schneider found out more about how new rules and bad habits combine.

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A growing menace on Ontario's streets, roads, and highways has lawmakers and police scrambling to keep up. For the second time in a year, the provincial government is planning a big jump in fines for distracted drivers.

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If you text and drive, law enforcement will have an eye out for you in the coming days.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says with more and more young drivers hitting the roads each year, the problem of distracted driving in New York is getting worse.

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The long holiday weekend may be over, but the State Police crackdown on distracted driving is not.

With police now having additional penalties to impose for driving and texting, authorities are looking hard for distracted young people on the roads this summer.