texting while driving

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.

National Public Radio

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.

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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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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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that strict, new laws regarding texting while driving are going into effect today.

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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.