NY Cracking Down on Texting While Driving

ALBANY (AP) -

Police in New York are embarking on a “statewide crackdown” on texting while driving through Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.

Troopers in marked and unmarked vehicles will “aggressively” target motorists who use handheld devices while driving as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Adults face big fines, while young drivers can have their licenses suspended. A similar crackdown last fall resulted in more than 550 tickets.