Clarkstown police crack down on drivers talking on cell phones

Concern for safety on Rockland County roads has prompted Clarkstown police to crack down on cell phone use behind the wheel. A new study by the British Medical Journal shows that drivers are four times

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2014, 11:15 PM

Updated 3,667 days ago

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Concern for safety on Rockland County roads has prompted Clarkstown police to crack down on cell phone use behind the wheel.
A new study by the British Medical Journal shows that drivers are four times more likely to crash while talking on a cell phone. Talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving is illegal in New York and New Jersey. During the Clarkstown Police Department?s two-day crackdown, one police officer issued 10 tickets in a half an hour.
Residents who get ticketed must pay a fine or purchase a hands-free device for the phone and present it to the judge.


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