Pledge 2 Hangup Stories
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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.
Amherst Police Investigator Kevin Murphy is on the stand again Tuesday.
More than 65,000 drivers have been ticketed for using handheld devices so far in 2012, state officials said Tuesday.
Teen girls are twice as likely as teen boys to use cell phones and other electronic devices while driving.
A year after New York strengthened texting-while-driving laws, state lawmakers are looking at other ways to toughen distracted driving laws.
Some local high school students are getting it and pledging not to text while behind the wheel or drink and drive.
Federal regulators have declared texting, emailing or using any cellphone simply too dangerous to be allowed for drivers anywhere.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does an annual survey that watches drivers' behavior at selected intersections.
State Police doled out 816 texting-while-driving tickets during a holiday blitz last week, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.
Motorists beware: State Police will be watching for your cell phones over the holiday.
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.
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 Andrew Cuomo was in Western New York Thursday for a ceremonial bill signing making texting while driving a primary offense in New York State.
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.
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.
The state's ban on texting behind the wheel moved one step closer to growing some teeth.
See a searchable database that shows the number of tickets written by county in WNY from December 2001-March 2010.
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.
Starting Wednesday, getting caught driving while using a cell phone will now mean two points on your license.
A new texting-while-driving simulator is on display at this year's Buffalo Auto Show.
The New York State Thruway Authority Announced today that nearly 1,000 Thruway motorists were ticketed during the fourth phase of "Operation Hang Up."
A new study says laws that ban texting while driving don't reduce wrecks and might actually increase risks.
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.
According to a study released this month by AAA, more than 25% of licensed teens admitted to texting while driving.
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.
A Fredonia man was ticketed Saturday after he rolled his vehicle over and it was determined that he was texting and drunk.
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.