Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign
Statewide Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign to Run April 8 through April 12
More than 30,000 Vehicle and Traffic Law Violation Tickets Issued During Last Year’s Enforcement Campaign Including 2,897 tickets for Distracted Driving
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the New York State Police and local law enforcement will be participating in the national “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” mobilization to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month nationwide. Law enforcement throughout the state will be stepping up patrols during this enforcement initiative, which runs from Thursday, April 8 through Monday, April 12.
“As we saw with the tragic death of Trooper Joe Gallagher, distracted driving can have deadly consequences, and it will not be tolerated in the State of New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York has proudly led the way in combatting distracted driving by becoming the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of cell phones and have since continued our efforts to ensure the safety of all on the road. Today and always, I urge everyone to do their part to drive responsibly and help save lives.”
Trooper Joe Gallagher died last month from injuries sustained in 2017 when he was struck by a vehicle.