State Police to crack down on distracted drivers


New York State Police are cracking down on distracted driving with increased enforcement starting today through April 15th. It’s called Operation Hang Up.

State troopers in marked and unmarked cars will be on the lookout for anyone talking on phones or texting while driving.  If drivers get caught using a mobile device, they could be slapped with a summons of between 50- and 150-dollars plus five points on their license.

During the last crackdown over the holiday season last year, state police issued nearly 900 tickets.

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