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May 14, 2001
Legislator Becker Supports Ban on
Cell Phone Use While Driving
County Legislator Francis X. Becker (R-Lynbrook) voted in support of local legislation that would prohibit the handheld use of cell phones when driving.
"We learn from the very first time we begin to drive that a motorists' attention must be strictly on the road and his/her surroundings," said Legislator Becker. "This legislation will ensure that drivers give their full attention to their vehicle and not be distracted by trying to use a handheld cell phone when driving."
The legislation, which would take effect July 1, requires the following: