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Senator Fuschillo Supports Stronger Penalties for Distracted Driving

Senator Fuschillo discusses why New York State should enact stronger penalties for distracted driving, including license suspensions for teenagers who text and talk on a cell phone while driving. You can read more about the legislation by clicking here.

STRONGER PENALTIES FOR TEENS WHO TEXT AND DRIVE PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation to suspend the driver’s licenses of teenage drivers who text or talk on a cell phone while driving. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Fuschillo and Senator Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset).

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW RAISES PENALTIES FOR TEENS WHO TEXT AND DRIVE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced today that legislation to suspend the driver’s licenses of teenage drivers who text or talk on a cell phone while driving has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Fuschillo and Senator Carl Marcellino.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STRONGER PENALTIES FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING TAKE EFFECT JULY 26TH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced that higher fines for distracted driving will take effect on July 26th. The new penalties were included as part of the state budget. 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW TRAFFIC SAFETY IMPROVEMENT ON SUNRISE HIGHWAY IN MERRICK

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that, in response to his request, the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) will be making a new traffic safety improvement at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Hewlett Avenue in Merrick. 

     Senator Fuschillo urged the DOT to explore new safety improvements at the intersection on behalf of constituents who expressed concerns that the intersection, which is often extremely busy and congested, was dangerous for pedestrians and motorists.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES OVER $80 MILLION INVESTMENT FOR ROAD & BRIDGE PROJECTS ON LONG ISLAND

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced an over $80 million investment for road and bridge projects on Long Island. The investment will be funded through the New York Works State Highway and Bridge Project Acceleration Program. 

     “Road and bridge projects are necessary for safety and are also valuable economic development tools that put people to work and generate revenue for local businesses. This is a major investment in Long Island’s economy that will create jobs, grow our economy, and improve our transportation infrastructure,” said Senator Fuschillo. 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW PROPOSAL TO CRACK DOWN ON TOLL DODGING

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced a new proposal to crack down on toll dodging which is costing New York millions of dollars each year. 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO URGES TRAVELERS TO “LOOK BEFORE THEY BOOK” THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND

New App Unveiled During National Bus Safety Week Allows Travelers to Check Bus Company’s Safety Record

     With many residents traveling this Labor Day Weekend and students heading back to college, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Transportation, is urging travelers to check a bus company's safety record before booking their ticket.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES OVER $6.5 MILLION FOR TRANSIT PROGRAMS ON LONG ISLAND

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that New York State has awarded over $6.5 million in grants for transportation improvements on Long Island. The grants will help fund projects that will improve transportation infrastructure and support economic development. 

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