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Traffic Safety Press Release

Traffic Safety Press Release

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Published by: Suzi Oppenheimer on May 17, 2011
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News from
Suzi Oppenheimer 
New York State Senate37th District
REPRESENTING THE TOWNS OF HARRISON, MAMARONECK, NEW CASTLE, NORTH CASTLE,OSSINING, RYE AND SCARSDALE, AND THE CITIES OF NEW ROCHELLE, RYE, AND WHITE PLAINS _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 
For Immediate Release: May 16, 2011Contact: Debra Lagapa;lagapa@nysenate.gov; (914) 934-5250 (w); (914) 715-3125 (m)SENATE PASSES BROAD LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE TOENHANCE TRAFFIC SAFETY AND SAVE LIVES
Texting while driving would become a primary offense
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce Senate passage of a packageof bills aimed at making the roads safer for pedestrians and motorists across the State. The six-bill package increases vehicular safety measures, while strengthening the penalties for those who violatetraffic safety laws.These include a measure that would establish texting while driving as a primary offense, allowing police officers to stop and issue a summons for unlawful texting. (S.998B). Under current law, a motoristcan only be ticketed for texting while driving if he or she has already been stopped for another trafficviolation.Other traffic safety measures included in the legislative package would:
Prohibit the use of any device that affects the operation of a traffic control signal; if theunauthorized use of such device causes personal injury or death, the violation would becharged with a Class E felony. (S. 1208).
Increase the penalties, including a mandatory 60-day suspension for multiple violations,for passing a stopped school bus. (S. 3099A).
Increase the penalties for theft of a motor vehicle when a child is present in the vehicle. (S.1543).
Prohibit the disruption of a funeral procession by making it illegal for a motorist to forcehis or her way into the line of a procession. (S. 3022).

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