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no driving and texting lawTexting-while-driving death statistics are frightening – more than 3,000 deaths last year were attributed to distracted driving.  Governor Cuomo signed a new law to make texting while driving a primary traffic offense.  Law enforcement now has the power to stop motorists solely for using a hand held electronic device.

The Governor announced this week that during the first months of 2012, more than 65,000 motorists were ticketed for using an electronic device while driving. This week, Governor Cuomo launched a second Operation Hang Up campaign to further the efforts to reduce distracted driving.

Join the fight to keep New York’s roads safe:  DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE.    Click here to learn more about the Operation Hang Up enhanced enforcement campaign.

With the enactment of new texting laws, and increased enforcement efforts like Operation Hang Up, the Governor and state law enforcement are taking major steps to prevent the tragic consequences of distracted driving.

Help us change this dangerous behavior by reminding your friends and family to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.

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  1. Dale Baker 04/29/2012 08:55 AM
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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Debbie isn't it a shame that there is a need to pass a law for a common sense thing like that?

Apr 27, 2012 11:03 AM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debra- Could not agree more.  Nothing is so urgent that it can't wait for you to either reach your destination or you pull over in  a safe place and stop.  

Apr 27, 2012 11:06 AM #2
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

We have a similar law here in Pennsylvania. It is good thing and glad to see New York is following suit. Be safe Debra.


Apr 27, 2012 11:08 AM #3
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Texting while driving is a big problem through out the country.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 27, 2012 12:15 PM #4
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Debra, You are performing a great public and community service with this post. Well done!

Apr 27, 2012 12:30 PM #5
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Great info and a constant reminder just how important this is! Great to put this in focus and to remind everyone to get out the word.

Apr 27, 2012 12:41 PM #6
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Debbie, I really don't understand why people continue to text and's such an in your face STUPID thing to do.  My sister in-law was rear ended by a texting driver...common sense is right out the window.

Apr 27, 2012 01:35 PM #7
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy and evening Debra

Debra my friend, making Texting Laws Stricter sure is a mighty good thing Governor Cuomo has done, to help folks be safer on the road,

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Apr 27, 2012 01:47 PM #8
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Well, I'm against any and every new law - and we wouldn't need anyone to pass that kind of laws if only people would use a bit of common sense.

Your blog reminded me of an old, old song. Anyone remember "7 Little girls, sittin' in the backseat...?"

"Keep your mind on your drivin', keep your hands on the wheel, and keep your snoopy eyes on the road ahead..."

Apr 27, 2012 02:34 PM #9
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Debbie, Timely post, April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.It seems like people care less for their safety while driving and texting is more important. 

Apr 28, 2012 12:31 AM #10
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker


Love it. Florida legislators have failed to pass any restriction on talking or texting while driving. They must get a lot of campaign contributions from the cell phone companies which is a shame.

Apr 28, 2012 02:05 AM #11
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Debra - they say texting car accidents have surpassed drunk driving accidents. In our area they run a commerical that talks about a young girl with a bright future texting while she was driving. She hit another car and was killed instantly. When they looked at her phone she was texting the word, "Yeah!". Such senselessness and nothing is so important it can't wait until you're off the road. I leave my phone off while in the car so I'm not even tempted!

Apr 29, 2012 02:10 AM #12
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Excellent advisory post Debbie!  We suggested it because it is a very important message to get out there~

Apr 29, 2012 10:41 AM #13
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I wonder why they don't ban Cell Phones altogether but then I wondered why they don't ban liquor and tobacco also. Oh I forgot it is all about money not silly little lives.

Apr 30, 2012 12:19 AM #14
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Debbie, a great reminder but one that shouldn't need saying.  Seems like a no brainer. 

Apr 30, 2012 12:51 PM #15
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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We have a similar law here and it's been a good thing.  I don't know if they have started fining people yet but I sure see a lot of people still talking on the phone while driving.

May 01, 2012 02:30 PM #16
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