221 people were found in violation of the "Operation Hang-Up" legislation in one week on Long Island, according to a Newsday report. From April 23 to the 28, 112 people received tickets in Nassau County alone.
These latest statistics have local politicians on edge as they have been pioneers of hands-free cell phone use policies.
"It's sad because people will get maimed and die from injuries as a result of this activity," said , who sponsored Operation Hang-Up legislation and was let down by the latest numbers, the report stated.
was also disappointed in people's unawareness of their "holding a death instrument in their hands," wrote Newsday.
So be honest: Do you obey the current laws regarding cell phone use from behind the wheel? Do you allow yourself the few instances where you must respond to a text or answer a call? Or do you completely cut off communication from the driver's seat?
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