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Earlier this year, the New York Senate adopted a tougher stance against texting while driving, approving a bill that fortifies existing laws against the act.

New York is one of 32 states (in addition to the District of Columbia) in which TWD bans are in place to encourage motorists to keep their eyes and hands on the wheel. Legislators have devoted a considerable amount of time in strengthening laws that will help facilitate enforcement and increase penalties for infractions.

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