Cuomo Applauds Texting-While-Driving Crackdown

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Governor Cuomo (Photo: Getty)

Governor Andrew Cuomo approvingly announced today that more and more New Yorkers are getting the book thrown at them for driving under the influence … the influence of Twitter and text messages, that is.

As a result of a new strict New York law banning the practice, since July, almost 119,000 motorists have been ticketed for using handheld devices while on the road.

“Texting while driving is illegal and endangers the lives of New Yorkers across the state,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement. “These tickets should send a resounding message to all drivers: keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. I thank the State Police and local law enforcement for their dedication to ensuring the safety of the people of the state of New York.”

“These numbers speak for themselves,” Joseph D’Amico, the Superintendent of the New York State Police added. “The Governor knew that this law would help New York law enforcement fight distracted driving and impose more severe penalties on those breaking the law so that they do not repeat it. ”

The Politicker hopes you were not reading this story behind the wheel.

4 thoughts on “Cuomo Applauds Texting-While-Driving Crackdown

  1. Nothing, of course, about the more than tripling of the fatality rate and rate of injury of pedestrians who cross the street or ride their bicycles while wearing noise-canceling headphones.

  2. ALL  POLICE OFFICERS IN NEW YORK STATE WILL WIND UP WRITING THEIR FINGERS OFF BEFORE THEY MAKE ANY PROGRESS IN STOPPING THE IDIOTS WHO TEXT WHILE DRIVING!!!! THE SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM:  MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR CELL PHONES TO HAVE TEXTING CAPABILITIES IN NEW YORK STATE!!!!

  3. This should have been against the law 3 years ago,but there were to MANY MORONS PUTTING UP A FIGHT TO STOP THE LAW.A bunch of,  f-in idiots ! Now it’s a cash cow,for NY. A good cash cow!

  4. This should have been against the law 3 years ago,but there were to MANY MORONS PUTTING UP A FIGHT TO STOP THE LAW.A bunch of,  f-in idiots ! Now it’s a cash cow,for NY. A good cash cow!

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