In today's hyper-connected world, our cellphones are always with us -- demanding our attention more than ever before. Research shows the dangers of distracted driving, yet drivers frequently talk and text behind the wheel. Let's end texting while driving today!
Take Assemblyman Al Stirpe's iPledge for safer roads.

Did you know texting makes a crash 23X more likely?

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of American teens. 1
  • Using a cellphone while driving reduces brain activity associated with driving by 37%. 2
  • 570,000 the amount of cellphone related accidents that lead to minor and serious injuries. 3
  • The average text takes your eyes off of the road for 4.6 seconds. That's like driving the length of a football field at 55 mph, blindfolded. 4


  • Up to 5 points on your license
  • License suspension for new drivers
  • $150 fine for a first-time offense
FACT: Texting and Driving Could Cost You Your License.
A new law requires that drivers with junior licenses or probationary licenses lose their license for 60 days upon conviction. If another violation occurs within six months, probationary and junior license drivers will have their licenses revoked for six months and 60 days, respectively.