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After Ordeal, N.J. Legislator Pushes for Video Cameras in New Police Cars

For New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, putting video cameras in new police cars became personal two years ago when he was arrested for drunken driving and video from a camera mounted on a cruiser helped get the charges dropped and …

New York Gov. Cuomo OKs More Speed Cameras in NYC, Long Island

More than 200 new speed cameras are authorized for school zones in New York City and Long Island under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The cameras will operate during and immediately before and after school activities. …

Boston Transit Toughening Its Cellphone Policy for Drivers

The MBTA in Boston is toughening its cellphone policy for drivers, saying any bus or train operator would face dismissal for carrying a phone or other electronic device on the job even if it is not being used. The new …

Delaware House Approves Higher Fine for Phone Use While Driving

A proposed increase in the first-time penalty for using a handheld cell phone or other electronic device while driving is making progress in the Delaware General Assembly. The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware, reports that the state House of Representatives …

Vermont Highway Check Produces $17,800 in Fines

Vermont Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers and police issued almost $18,000 in fines after a three-day, around-the-clock inspection of commercial vehicles in Colchester on Interstate 89 and on U.S. Route 7. The officers participating in the June 3-5 operation were checking …

Delaware Troopers Issue Over 1K Traffic Citations in I-95 Crackdown

Delaware troopers were busy this past weekend cracking down on traffic violations during a multistate enforcement safety initiative along Interstate 95. The Drive to Save Lives initiative was a one-day effort involving police in all 15 states along the I-95 …

Virginia Police to Enforce Seat-Belt Use as Part of ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign

Police officers across Virginia are planning an effort to enforce traffic laws, particularly seat-belt and child-restraint use. The enforcement efforts this month are part of the national Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization. Seat belts prevent ejection, which is one …

Pennsylvania Schools Stress Prom Night Safety

Ryan Axe flashes a few pictures of his family on the big screen in front of his students. “Now, all of you have seen my family more than my brother ever did, and my brother was my best friend,” he …

N.Y. Senate OKs Bill Mandating Alcohol Tests After Bad Car Crashes

New York State senators have voted to require blood-alcohol tests of all drivers following serious accidents. The Senate passed the legislation on Monday. It would mandate that police test the alcohol levels of all drivers following accidents in which someone …

More Than 200 New Speed Cameras Coming to NYC, Long Island School Zones

New York City can add 120 speed cameras in school zones under a bill approved by state lawmakers, a boost to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to eliminate pedestrian deaths in the most populous U.S. metropolis. New York Governor Andrew …