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Program To Dissuade Distracted Driving May Come To Erie County

9:44 PM, Mar 6, 2013

It requires drivers to "tattle" on their fellow motorists, but Erie County's Sheriff thinks enough of it that he'd like to try it here.

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Texting-While-Driving Tickets Soar In NY

3:55 PM, Jul 12, 2012

Police in New York issued more than 20,000 tickets since the state's texting-while-driving ban took effect a year ago - four times the amount in the prior year, state officials said Thursday.

Corasanti Trial: Prosecution Points to Texting & Driving

4:47 PM, May 9, 2012

Amherst Police Investigator Kevin Murphy is on the stand again Tuesday.

65,081 Drivers Ticketed For Using Handheld Device in 2012

6:39 PM, Apr 24, 2012

More than 65,000 drivers have been ticketed for using handheld devices so far in 2012, state officials said Tuesday.

Teen Girls Twice as Likely as Teen Boys to Use Electronic Devices while Driving

9:45 AM, Mar 28, 2012

Teen girls are twice as likely as teen boys to use cell phones and other electronic devices while driving. 

Texting Tickets Soared In New York In 2011

11:56 PM, Feb 15, 2012

A year after New York strengthened texting-while-driving laws, state lawmakers are looking at other ways to toughen distracted driving laws.

West Seneca Students Pledge Not to Drink and Drive or Text

8:38 AM, Dec 23, 2011

Some local high school students are getting it and pledging not to text while behind the wheel or drink and drive.

NTSB Recommends Ban on Driver Cell Phone Use

3:48 PM, Dec 14, 2011

Federal regulators have declared texting, emailing or using any cellphone simply too dangerous to be allowed for drivers anywhere.

Feds Say Texting While Driving Up 50% Over Last Year

10:34 AM, Dec 8, 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does an annual survey that watches drivers' behavior at selected intersections.

State Police Nab 816 for Texting While Driving

11:16 PM, Dec 1, 2011

State Police doled out 816 texting-while-driving tickets during a holiday blitz last week, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.

State to Crack Down on Distracted Driving

8:43 PM, Nov 17, 2011

Motorists beware: State Police will be watching for your cell phones over the holiday.

Texting While Driving Tickets on the Increase

8:04 PM, Sep 21, 2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says police officers wrote more than twice the number of texting-while-driving tickets in August than they had in previous months, after the state made the practice a primary offense.

Texting While Driving Tickets Soar in New York

10:55 AM, Sep 21, 2011

The number of tickets issued since New York toughened its texting-while-driving ban in July has skyrocketed, up 43 percent through mid-September compared to all of 2010, statistics obtained by Gannett's Albany Bureau show.

Governor Signs No Texting While Driving Law

7:34 PM, Jul 15, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Western New York Thursday for a ceremonial bill signing making texting while driving a primary offense in New York State.

Legislature Passes Stronger Texting-While-Driving Ban

8:54 PM, Jun 16, 2011

The state Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill to toughen the state's texting-while-driving ban by making it is easier for police to issue tickets to offenders.

Cuomo Wants Texting While Driving a Primary Offense

3:16 PM, Jun 12, 2011

Currently, state law makes texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police can only issue a ticket if a driver is pulled over for another offense, such as erratic driving.

Pledge 2 Hang Up: Senate Approves Tougher Texting While Driving Law

9:56 AM, May 4, 2011

The state's ban on texting behind the wheel moved one step closer to growing some teeth.

New York's Cell Phone Law Nets 1.9 M Tickets

7:40 PM, Mar 9, 2011

See a searchable database that shows the number of tickets written by county in WNY from December 2001-March 2010.

 

Pledge 2 Hang Up Nominated for Emmy Award

2:22 PM, Feb 19, 2011

The Pledge 2 Hang Up kickoff broadcast produced by Two On Your Side in April of 2010 was nominated for an emmy award by the New York State New York Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Cell Phone Use While Driving Will Mean Points On License

11:52 PM, Feb 16, 2011

Starting Wednesday, getting caught driving while using a cell phone will now mean two points on your license.

Texting-While-Driving Simulator at Auto Show

8:54 PM, Feb 8, 2011

A new texting-while-driving simulator is on display at this year's Buffalo Auto Show.

State Police: 1,000 Drivers Ticketed for Cell Phone Use

12:31 PM, Sep 30, 2010

The New York State Thruway Authority Announced today that nearly 1,000 Thruway motorists were ticketed during the fourth phase of "Operation Hang Up."

New Study Questions Laws Banning Texting While Driving

4:19 PM, Sep 28, 2010

A new study says laws that ban texting while driving don't reduce wrecks and might actually increase risks.

Officials: Distracted Driving Contributed to Megabus Crash

10:54 PM, Sep 15, 2010

Authorities say the driver of a double-decker bus was distracted by his own GPS when he drove the vehicle into a railroad bridge in central New York, killing four passengers.

AAA: Teens Continue to Text Behind the Wheel

5:48 PM, Aug 10, 2010

According to a study released this month by AAA, more than 25% of licensed teens admitted to texting while driving.

Tougher Texting-While-Driving Law Close To Adoption In New York

5:36 PM, Jul 15, 2010

New York may soon join 26 other states that allow police to pull over drivers who are sending text messages from behind the wheel.  Law enforcement embrace the new measure but some say it could be hard to prove.

Teen Accused of Driving Drunk and Texting

9:39 AM, Jun 21, 2010

A Fredonia man was ticketed Saturday after he rolled his vehicle over and it was determined that he was texting and drunk.

Texting While Driving Study Shows Concern Among Adults

12:45 PM, Jun 18, 2010

A study released Friday by The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project says adults and teenagers are equally likely to text while driving.

Elba Students Pledge 2 Hang Up

10:01 PM, Jun 3, 2010

The 5th grade students at Elba Central School taught high schoolers and staff a unique lesson on Thursday.              

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