FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, April 7, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY: Coordinated Campaign Cracks Down on Distracted Driving Across Long Island and New York State
On Friday, April 8, the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and New York State Police will host a press conference with partners from across Long Island to mark the beginning of Operation Hang Up, a statewide crackdown on distracted driving. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in New York State and across the nation. Concerted efforts by state and local law enforcement officials have resulted in a significant increase in tickets for texting while driving in New York State since 2011.
WHEN: Friday, April 8, 2016 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: New York State Police Troop L Headquarters, 7140 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale, NY 11735-1597
WHO: Chuck DeWeese, Assistant Commissioner, Governor's Traffic Safety Committee;
New York State Police Major David Candelaria, Troop L Commander;
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini;
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano;
Nassau County Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter;
A New Yorker who has been affected by distracted driving.