texting and driving

New York News
7:59 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

NY Truckers Face New Fines For Phoning

New York has outlawed texting or talking on handheld cell phones by commercial drivers at stoplights or in traffic jams, restrictions that don't apply to other drivers.

The law that took effect Monday brings the state into line with federal regulations for interstate trucking that took effect in 2012. Violations carry fines.

All states that issue commercial driver licenses must do the same by the end of next year.

Commercial drivers can use hands-free phones, as well as two-way or CB radios, even though they require one hand to operate.

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New England News
1:04 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Students Get Crash Course in Distracted Driving

Students at Lee High School tested out the Distractology 101 simulator.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Students at Lee High School in Massachusetts are receiving a crash course in the dangers of texting and driving this week.

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