Smartphones have taken over our lives. Whether you're walking through Manhattan or Queens, you're likely to find people plodding down the street, eyes glued to their devices. Our need for constant connectivity has become all-consuming--and it's had a serious impact on our safety.
Since the advent of smartphones, instances of distracted driving-related traffic accidents have skyrocketed. Many states have responded by passing laws that crack down of texting while driving. However, New York legislators viewed the problem as more pervasive than that. They have enacted legislation banning all forms of device-related distraction.