cell phone http://wamc.org en NY Gov: Don't Text While Driving http://wamc.org/post/ny-gov-dont-text-while-driving <p></p><p>Don't Text and Drive - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was underlining that mandate in an appearance this morning at a Thruway rest area, as Thruway authorities plan to ramp up penalties for distracted driving.</p><p>Despite a beefed-up public awareness campaign and new laws combating distracted driving, New York State Troopers issued 21,500 tickets issued over the summer, compared to 5,000 last year.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:26:46 +0000 Dave Lucas 74202 at http://wamc.org NY Gov: Don't Text While Driving Some VT Cell Customers to Be Able to Text 9-1-1 http://wamc.org/post/some-vt-cell-customers-be-able-text-9-1-1 <p>For the next six months some Vermont cellular telephone users will be able to text 911 emergency calls for help.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports&hellip;</p><p>Vermont&#39;s Enhanced 911 Board says that Verizon Wireless customers will be able to send a text message to 911 that will be answered at a public service answering point in Williston.</p><p>The people who receive the messages will coordinate the emergency response with the appropriate agency.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:42:02 +0000 Pat Bradley 37120 at http://wamc.org Some VT Cell Customers to Be Able to Text 9-1-1