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Officials in N.Y.’s Nassau County Endorse Speed Cameras in School Zones

Officials in Long Island’s Nassau County, in the western part of Long Island, have formally asked for state permission to install up to 56 speed cameras in school zones. The County Legislature unanimously supported the speed camera resolution on April …

N.Y. Lawmakers Propose Speed Cameras in School Zones in NYC, Long Island

New York State lawmakers are taking aim at lead-footed drivers in New York City and Long Island with a proposal to authorize hundreds of speed cameras in school zones, a plan touted as a way to protect pedestrians and raise …

New Jersey Officials Fighting to End ‘Epidemic of Driver Inattention’

New Jersey’s Acting Attorney General John Hoffman this week announced the staggering toll driver inattention has taken on New Jersey’s roadways in the past 10 years. Hoffman said New Jersey has experienced a “distracted driving decade” during the past 10 …

Red-Light Cameras Reducing Crashes, N.J. Report Says

New Jersey’s Transportation Department officials have found fewer crashes at intersections equipped with red-light cameras in the state. But the report also says the sample size is too small to draw conclusions. Officials say crashes were down 27 percent at …

N.H. to Consider Banning Use of Hand-Held Cellphones While Driving

A New Hampshire Senate panel is holding a hearing this week on a measure to ban the use of hand-held cellphones while driving. The House-passed bill also bans all cellphone use by minors behind the wheel. The bill doesn’t apply …

$500K in Safety Upgrades Coming to Maryland’s Bay Bridge

Maryland Transportation Authority officials say they will spend $500,000 on signs to improve safety on the Bay Bridge before the summer travel season. The safety upgrades announced Feb. 27 include a new requirement that vehicles use their headlights at all …

Vermont House Passes Driver-Cellphone Ban

The Vermont House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill banning the use of hand-held cellphones and other electronic devices while driving. The measure got preliminary approval and final House passage on Feb. 14 after two amendments. One …

Drive Faster, Drink Later Among New Hampshire’s New Laws

Under new laws in New Hampshire taking effect with the start of the new year, people can drive faster along a rural section of Interstate 93 in New Hampshire and drink an hour later at local bars with the community’s …

N.J. Division of Highway Traffic Safety Shares New Year’s Eve Safety Tips

With New Year’s Eve known to be one of the biggest party nights of the year, the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety is reminding New Jerseyans to ensure they have a safe and sober way to get home …

N.J. Legislative Proposal Could Ban Snacking, Smoking Behind the Wheel

Drivers in New Jersey could possibly be pulled over for snacking, smoking or putting on make-up behind the wheel under a bill that has been advanced in the state Assembly. The proposed law would fine drivers found to “engage in …