CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Distracted driving in New Castle is subject to a “zero tolarence” policy, which includes 5 points on an offender's license, the town announced this week in as part of the local newsletter.
“Our message is simple: 5 points on your license / 0 tolerance for distracted driving / 1 choice in New Castle!”
The crackdown will be accompanied by communication, including police-cruiser decals, banners and car magnets available for people, according to the announcement.
A police role is also described in the announcement.
“New Castle Chief of Police Charles Ferry will also be establishing a protocol, education and police checklist to help officers identify and document texting/cell phone use as part of their routine accident investigation.”
Additionally, the announcement also includes a role for Debbie and Ben Lieberman, local residents who lost their son Evan in an accident that was the fault of a distracted driver. It mentions that they created an organization called Distracted Operators Risk Casualties (DORCS), which works on public education of the issue.
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