State Police cracking down on phone use and driving
ALBANY, N.Y. - State Police will be cracking down on drivers who are focusing more on their phones than the road over the next few days.
Operation Hang Up starts Thursday and is intended to raise awareness and deterence of distracted driving.
Cell phone use and texting have been responsible for a significant proportion of traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths. The effort runs through next Tuesday, coinciding with the new national campaign: U Drive, U Text, U Pay.