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Governor in OP to sign bill against texting while driving

Photo by Derek Gee / Buffalo News

New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo addressed a gathering today during a ceremonial bill-signing of a new law cracking down on texting by motorists.

The event, at the South Campus of Erie Community College, came two days after the law became effective. It makes the state’s 2009 texting ban now a primary offense, meaning police no longer need another reason first — such as speeding — to ticket a motorist for texting. It carries a fine up to $150.

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