City of Yonkers, police kick off 'Eyes on the Road' anti-distracted driving campaign

A new study shows distracted driving causes more fatal accidents than driving while intoxicated. (5/6/14)

YONKERS - Yonkers police are cracking down on texting and driving starting this week as part of a new campaign called "Eyes on the Road."

A new study shows distracted driving causes more fatal accidents than driving while intoxicated. The city says its goal is to warn drivers of the dangers of using cellphones while behind the wheel.

High school students used a simulator at the 1st Precinct in Yonkers to learn about the dangers of distracted driving. Yonkers police will also be toting a sign around the city as part of their campaign.

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Authorities say if you're caught midweek on your phone while driving, you will be given a warning. By the end of the week, they say harsher penalties will be enforced.

Officials say the best advice they can give is if you need to use your phone, simply pull over.

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