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NYPD to target texting, phones while driving in weeklong effort

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Two gas-electric hybrid taxi cabs drive on a street, March 1, 2011 in New York City. Credit: Getty Images / Chris Hondros

The NYPD will focus on hazardous driving behaviors during a weeklong enforcement effort that begins Monday, the department announced.

The department said Sunday night it will focus on 21 precincts within the city's five boroughs, concentrating on infractions such as driving while using a cellphone, driving while texting, running red lights, speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians and parking violations that create hazards, among other behaviors.

The effort runs through June 1, according to the department, and is part of its work to reduce traffic fatalities in the city.


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