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Cuomo to Close Distracted Driving Loophole


A proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo aims to close a loophole in New York State’s distracted driving laws. As it currently stands, the law forbids the use of any kind of electronics – including an external GPS system, camera, or smartphone – while the vehicle is in motion. Some New...

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NY Police Issue 4,000+ Tickets Super Bowl Weekend


State Police arrested more than 110 people for drunk driving over Super Bowl Weekend as part of the STOP-DWI Enforcement Campaign. The campaign, which ran from Saturday, February 4 through Monday, February 6, also resulted in 4,098 traffic tickets. Across the state, New York State Police set up sobriety checkpoints...

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NYC Settles Lawsuit Over Baseless ‘Pink Summons’


New York City will pay up to $75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over legally baseless criminal summonses. The settlement was announced Monday, January 23, and allows anyone issued a so-called “pink summons” between 2007 and 2015 to potentially receive $150 per case. A pink summons includes tickets for...

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