State and local police will spend this week with an extra focus on distracted drivers as part of the national “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” The idea is to get you to realize the dangers, so there will be extra patrols through next Monday.
“Everyone who gets behind the wheel has a responsibility to their fellow drivers, passengers, and pedestrians to pay attention because the consequences of distracted driving can be devastating,” New York Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner and GTSC Chair Mark J.F. Schroeder said. “New York proudly became the first state in the nation to prohibit cell phone use while driving and through this campaign, we continue to reinforce our message to drivers—keep your eyes and attention on the road.”