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Yonkers Mayor Announces 'Eyes On The Road' Week

Yonkers police will crack down on texting while driving this week.
Yonkers police will crack down on texting while driving this week. Photo Credit: Intel Free Press

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and the city's Police Department announced "Eyes on the Road Week" on Monday, May 5, in an effort to crack down on distracted driving.

As part of the campaign, the police will increase enforcement and encourage parents and young drivers to sign the "Eyes on the Road Pledge."

As part of “Eyes on the Road” Week, the Yonkers City Council recently passed a resolution in support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s anti-texting proposal for drivers under the age of 21.

Earlier this year, Cuomo called for legislation to suspend for one year the license of drivers under 21 who are convicted of texting while driving. It would be the toughest anti-texting law in the nation.

“No parent should have to bury their children, especially for something as preventable as using a cell phone while driving," Spano said in a statement. I whole-heartedly support Governor Cuomo’s efforts to make New York’s texting while driving laws the toughest in the nation.”'

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