Texting while driving becomes illegal in Nassau

Cops in Nassau County began handing out $150 fines Sunday to anyone caught texting while driving. Nassau Legislator Judy Jacobs authored what she calls the Common Sense Bill and is happy to know it is

News 12 Staff

Dec 29, 2008, 2:13 PM

Updated 5,683 days ago

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Cops in Nassau County began handing out $150 fines Sunday to anyone caught texting while driving.
Nassau Legislator Judy Jacobs authored what she calls the Common Sense Bill and is happy to know it is now the law.
?This is just another step in just making sure that we enjoy the electronics of today but in a safe manner,? says Jacobs.
Texting while driving is not only a distraction, but experts say it decreases a driver's awareness, slows response time and creates a dangerous situation for them and for others on the road.
The ban on texting is now Island-wide since Suffolk's version of the law is already on the books.


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