NY: Advocates Urges Passage of Distraction Bill to Help Keep School Bus Drivers Focused on Safety

  • May 22, 2024
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Advocates supports enactment of Senate Bill (S.) 9559. This legislation will improve safety by prohibiting school bus drivers from using mobile telephones while driving when students are on board. Current law permits hands-free use of mobile devices. Hands-free is not distraction free and thereby places child passengers and other road users at risk when school bus drivers are distracted by their mobile device. Considering the prevalence of distracted driving crashes, this legislation is critical and timely. Read full letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Transportation Committee here.