Saturday, March 14, 2009

NYPD Aids the “The Hang Up and Drive” Movement

Posted in Life tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:13 pm by Elaine Petrowski

Friday, the 13th of March 2009 was not a good day for New York City residents who chose to talk  on their hand-held cell phones while driving.  Seems the New York City Police Department implemented a crackdown and handed out 9,016 tickets for the offense in one 24- hour period.

I say HOORAY for the boys (and girls) in blue!

What do you suppose that says about the statistical likelihood you are encountering a great many inattentive drivers who are bumper-to- bumper, or worse yet, head-on, with you and your kids, parents, friends and family who are driving, playing and walking, each day? 

On the very same day,  a woman approached me in the library parking lot here to ask where she might get a “Hang up and Drive” bumper sticker.

I happily shared with her, as I  happily share this link with you.

Join the a bumper sticker!

Join the a bumper sticker!

Once again, I urge you to join the movement. (To read the original post, click here.)  Get that bumper sticker.  (And then send me a picture of your bumper to post here.)

One bumper at a time. Yes, we can.

Read  more here.


  1. Elaine said,

    great… if you decide to get a bumper sticker, send me a picture for the blog.
    My favorite cell phone scene are the “lovers” walking hand-in-hand down the street, each talking to someone else on his/her, his/his, her/her cell phone.

  2. Linda said,

    Can I just say…..why must everyone be glued to their cell phones? Can no one shop at the grocery store (yes, and drive there and back), or participate in a nature hike (which defeats the purpose in my mind), or run on a treadmill (!!) without being on their cell phone?? Come on already. Elaine, you have my vote!

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