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Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on the Passage of Legislation to Combat Texting-While-Driving

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Gov. Cuomo reflects on the new Texting While Driving legislation.

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Albany, NY - June 5, 2013 - “Today the New York State Legislature passed legislation that strengthens penalties for new and young drivers who are found texting-while-driving or using a handheld electronic device while behind the wheel. Under this legislation, penalties will be strengthened for individuals holding junior and probationary licenses if they text and drive. Inattention and inexperience is a deadly combination and no parent should have to experience losing a child at the hands of a text message. I applaud my colleagues in the Legislature for their swift action in passing this necessary law.”

 

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