Thousands of New Yorkers Ticketed for Texting
New York State Police issued nearly 2800 tickets to drivers for cell phone or texting violations over a six-day period.
Officials say troopers targeted drivers who were using handheld devices while behind the wheel during a special enforcement campaign between April 10 and April 15.
As part of the effort, state police also were looking for distracted or impaired drivers, along with those who weren't using seat belts or those who ignored the state "Move Over Law."
According to a report about the enforcement initiative, more than 17,000 tickets were written.
About 5600 drivers were cited by troopers for speeding and nearly 200 were charged with driving while intoxicated.