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technology. technology. >> it's a terrible problem. six times more dangerous than driving while drunk and two-thirds of adults do it. >> reporter: this is the ceo of a tech company that could give law enforcement a new tool when it comes to distracted driving. it's called the textalyzer. >> you connect to the device and determine whether the person was, in fact, texting or instant messaging or if they were actively hitting the phone with the screen and touching it. >> reporter: new york lawmakers introduced a bill intended to crack down on texting while driving. felix ortiz says this is the key. >> why do we have to wait so long when we have the technology in place to actually verify if the cell phone was used at the moment of the accident or the crash? >> reporter: supporters insist
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access information related to whether people were texting before an accident or violation. nyclu director thinks it could set a bad precedent. >> it creates the danger that the police will be seizing phones right, left and center every time they stop somebody and that a traffic stop or a fender-bender will result in losing your cell phone. >> with road fatalities up and mobile phones blamed, the president of the national safety council thinks proposals like the one in new york could play a role similar to efforts to curb drunk driving decades ago. >> until a device like this, we haven't had the tools to know right there on scene that a device like a cell phone or something that you use that's nomadic was involved in a crash. >> reporter: one of the big concerns here still is privacy. how much information would law enforcement officials have access to on the phones or this
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right now the proposal in new york is still in committee. back to you. ernie: a lot of people will be watching that one. thank you very much. let's continue to talk about it. robert sinclair is joining us from aaa northeast. i know you're right on top of this. you're very carefully -- careful. you've done a lot of study. what do you think of this idea? >> we haven't had that policy discussion yet. technology progresses so fast, you can't get the regulations to keep up. it's a big problem. we did a study a couple of years ago where we found where we were checking teenagers. we put cameras in 150 cars of teens. we thought texting and using cell phones were responsible for about 14 percent of crashes. we found it was actually 48. ernie: 48. >> 48 percent. ernie: incredible. >> estimates are texting is responsible, using cell phones responsible for a third to a quarter of all crashes. it's a bad problem. ernie: what's the problem?
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we hear about them in the news. it touches people's lives directly. yet the message doesn't get through. why not? >> these devices are addictive. and people think that they can use them when they're in their car. they look at being in the car as down time. but you have to realize that being in the car is multitasking multitasking. you're controlling the object moving at speed, you have to know the rules and regulations. it's like flying a plane in low level flight and landings and takeoffs. ernie: and there are a lot of distractions. people are in there. they're eating, listening to the radio, got earplugs, they're putting on makeup or shaving. they do all kinds of things. >> they do. we've been doing a study where we're looking at people at corners near our aaa travel stores. we're seeing in a half hour 30 or 40 people who are using the cell phone, either holding it or talking into it or they've got headphones on. 34 summons we could have given
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there was another probably 14 or 15 people reaching for things, documents in their laps, reading things. ernie: we need a good strong campaign. >> let's do it. ernie: let's work on that. robert sinclair, aaa, thank you for joining us. >> other stories in the news. mayor de blasio maintains that he and his staff have not broken any campaign finance laws. the mayor's office and three of his closest allies were subpoenaed by federal and state prosecutors in connection with the probe. investigators are checking if donations were received in exchange for special favors. >> as i've said many times, we hold ourselves to the highest standard of integrity. everything we've done from the beginning is legal and appropriate. ernie: as we say for now, the mayor has not been served. three people linked to the couple that carried out last year's san bernardino terror attacks are facing marriage fraud charges. the gunman's brother, sister-in-law and the wife of
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arrested for participating in a sham marriage and lying under oath to obtain immigration benefits. none are charged in connection with the shootings. and there are new reports tonight that prince had openoid ioid prescriptions in his home. results of the autopsy are due in a couple of weeks. long time friends say years of performing left prince with hip and knee injuries. we'll be hearing more about that story. that's what's happening in the news right now. nick is here. tomorrow we begin the weekend. how does it look? that's what everybody is thinking about. nick: we've had better weekends. saturday will be an okay day. but i think rain is going to come in for the second half of the weekend. of this. nick: it is the end of april. these things do happen. today we started out okay with the sun. then clouds won out in the afternoon. with the wind off the ocean, you can see what that did to the
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it stopped in the upper 50s. we were expecting a high of 59. we should average 66. that's not going to happen until we get to tuesday. 48 the average low or the low today. average low 49. we'll be below that tomorrow morning. no rain in the city. it's very close. almost surrounding the city right now. and it's 53. a cloudy sky. but the air is dry for the moment. this dew point temperature at 30. so the rain that's nearby is having a hard time reaching the ground. it is in some areas. we'll see how much of that lasts into the evening. the pressure is falling from 30.05 and the wind is out of the southeast. again, with that cloud cover and that east-southeast wind, temperatures can go anywhere. upper 50s everywhere you look. 54 at belmar. same at montauk. 60 in poughkeepsie or dutchess county airport. they're still around 60. 53 in the city and belmar. same for the east end with 50 for the rest of long island.
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to eight degrees from 24 hours ago. it's a southeast wind off the ocean keeping it rather cool with the cloud cover. that wind will be easterly tonight and stay out of the east tomorrow as the storm center to our west slides in our direction. you can see we're surrounded by the rain in the city, but the air being so dry, it's not making it in here. it is raining as you get along the garden state parkway to philly, northeastern pennsylvania. that's trying to make it into the hudson valley. and rain coming off southern connecticut. we'll be seeing a bit of this tonight. we'll look at fox 5 sky guardian 3-d. watch how it's advancing over the city. we'll expect that the first part of the night. wide view shows a gap in here. these showers and thunderstorms are going to slide off to the east. we're not concerned about those coming our way. but this onshore flow keeping it cloudy with light rain or drizzle. you can see on the satellite view how we're covered up in the clouds. that storm center is here. it's going to track off to the
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so clouds tomorrow. a bit of drizzle may come through. the sky may brighten at some point, but we'll be 40s through 9:00 a.m. 52 lunchtime. we'll stop in the middle 50s tomorrow afternoon. the best chance for rain as you'll see on the futurecast comes later in the day. here's the gap in the morning. here comes the batch of rain tomorrow afternoon into the first part of tomorrow night. saturday, best chance to see some sun get through the clouds. that should get us to 60. already here's the area of rain that comes in by sunday. rain or drizzle tonight. stays cool in the low to middle 40s. tomorrow, 56 for the high with a bit of rain or drizzle in the afternoon into tomorrow night. sun and clouds saturday. 60. rain back for sunday. only 55. showers monday, 59. there's the improvement tuesday, wednesday. mid and upper 60s with some sun. we'll see a couple of showers return by wednesday. ernie: we'll make the best of it. nice to look forward to something. nick: i like that idea. ernie: you do good work. new york city food carts can be a great place to grab a quick
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but a lot of people wonder why does the food cost so much sometimes? we take an inside look at the cost of running one of these carts and we'll tell you what we found. and knowing your family's medical history could be the difference between staying healthy and big medical bills. we're going to talk about how important it is tomorrow at 6:00. you'll want to watch that one. we'll be right back after the
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ernie: welcome back. you know, food carts, they're everywhere in our city, right? there's a lot that new yorkers want to know about how they do business, for example. who gets the best spots? and what does it cost to run one? and why do hotdogs cost $4 in some places. it is our featured story and christal young has some answers for us. >> reporter: food carts are a big part of the fabric of new york city. at one point, who hasn't stopped for a pretzel or a hotdog with the works? but what seems like a modest way to make a living can also be an expensive one. push cart food vendors in midtown are governed by the new york city department of consumer affairs. they say profits can vary greatly. on average, how much does the cart make a day? >> sometimes good, maybe for the
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for the good business, 250, 350. >> reporter: the vendors you see in new york city parks are department. they must bid in order to get a prime location and the price is steep. the carts at the edge of central park pay the most, in many cases between 200 and $300,000 a year. the only people who seem to be catching a break are disabled veterans who don't have to pay the city. their fees are waived under a new york state law. this iraq vet says despite it all, he's still not getting rich from selling hotdogs on the street. >> it's a hard business. we do make a profit, but not terrific profit that you might think. >> reporter: non-veteran bidders complain they're forced to charge more because it's harder to make a profit. that may explain the prices. how is that pretzel and how much was it? >> it's pretty good. it was $4. >> $3 ginger ale.
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>> a little too much. maybe twice the price. >> reporter: the parks department says when it comes to placing a bid, vendors have to do their homework. >> certainly in a high traffic, high volume park like central park, the bids are going to be higher than in a park that has local residents and not as many tourists. that's something that's up to the individual proposer to research the site, figure out what the foot traffic is, figure out what they think their potential revenue is and propose a reasonable bid. >> reporter: no matter how you look at it. being a push cart vendor can run a pretty penny. hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for a permit. let's say that's a lot of peanuts. ernie: that's a lot of peanuts. i can always count on you for a great line. we were talking about this, how it's such a part of new york, the push carts. as you were pointing out, this is not an easy thing. this is complicated running these things and owning them. >> reporter: absolutely. different carts in different places are governed by different entities.
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ones near city parks because they're governed by the parks department. what makes it expensive is the location. if you want a cart in astoria park or in an outer borough, way less expensive, but to be near central park in high trafficked -- ernie: it's a bidding process. >> -- are hundreds of thousands of dollars. you make money on top of what you then have to pay to the city city. if the person that you have to pay requires 300 grand, how much are you going to make? ernie: they work hard. you can see that. a lot of them own them. they own them and pass them along to other people. >> they own them and they pass them on. nine times out of ten the person selling you the hotdog or the pretzel, they're not the owner. a lot of people said i don't own it. i'm just the person selling it. it's a lot of work. ernie: i like the steamed hotdog with mustard and onion.
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not for 4 or $5. ernie: good stuff. thank you. all right. technology is so amazing, it has us asking a lot of questions, like this one. would you like to have a personal robot that looks exactly like you? what do you think of that? is that a cool idea or not? your answers are coming up. join us next week as we profile special people who make a huge impact around the city. it's influential new yorkers week. interesting. it's all coming up at 6:00 right here next week on fox 5. we'll be right back after the break. >> new york city is the greatest, most exciting, vibrant city on the planet. you never know that if you watch local news. it's predictable. you don't know what you'll get, a fire, a car accident, a crime story. >> we're doing stories that are things that people talk about when they go to the water cooler at work and stuff people talk about throughout the day and you
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>> we're spending time on stories you won't get anywhere else. when something big happens, you'll get it from us and not in a way you get it from everybody else. >> one of the problems of people working news, we produce shows for ourselves. we should produce newscasts for the community. i would like our air to reflect the city. alison morris, incredible credibility in the business world. she's an amazing story teller. we need to see faces like that and not just anchor man, anchor woman type of newscast.
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ernie: russ is here. the islanders continue to roll. russ: you know, ernie, everybody was talking the other day. they were asking the head coach coach -- they won last night 5-3. they had the two double overtime victories, the islanders did. the lightning had been rested for quite a while. so they thought it would be an advantage advantage, a rested team. but momentum and adrenaline carries you a long, long way. ernie: exactly. russ: there they go. in fairness to the islanders, it's far from over. the lightning is a good time, but islanders took care of business. they went down. they take came one. tomorrow night or the next night, they're playing with house money. they've got to split. ernie: so far, so good.
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is making some moves. he's going to continue doing a lot of sports for fox. you'll end up doing a lot of things at fox 5 with the giants. special reports. the post game shows on my 9 and fox 5. we're not going to see you on a regular basis at night at 6:00. i have to tell you i'll be off tomorrow. i have to say, you know, to our viewers so they would understand what we all think of you. you are a legendary sportscaster, a legendary figure in this city. aside from that, i think a lot of people in our conversations know that you are the consummate professional, loved and admired by your co-workers, a great family man, love your family. russ: without question. ernie: love your kids and your grandkids. russ: and my friends. i appreciate it. one of the best things i've had since i've been in the business, i've met a lot of good people. you know what your friendship means to me.
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i have to say this, just so the viewers know, this move that i'm doing would not be possible without our news director. i'm not saying -- every knows -- ernie: he's a gem. we love him. russ: i have to say this. it's also because of him. i'm in this business a long time and then in this market at this station, between 9:00 and 5:00, going on 28 years, the group of people that we have now as a whole, you know, from reporters to offer their talent, from the top to the bottom, is some of the nicest people i've ever come across in my life. that's what makes -- ernie: you're right about that. we have a beautiful station here. you give it. show them these cufflinks. this is the kind of story you have to understand. charity who works here, who's a sweetheart, she got you these
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initials on there. that shows what you're all about. russ: charity is the lady that that -- the janitor. she cleans the place. she comes in the other night and she taps me on the shoulder and says, here, i don't want you to forget me. i could never forget her. ernie: no one's going to forget you. you're going to be here and continue to do great work. god bless you. thank you, russ. here's a question: what if you could have a robot and it looked just like you. creepy or cool?
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let me t ernie: okay. here's the sign of the times. would you like to have a personal robot that looks like you? >> it would be cool. ernie: you'd like it?
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ernie: what would you do with that robot that looks like you. >> give me a massage. ernie: it would look just like you. >> go out where i didn't want to go. take my place. ernie: let the robot do the work. >> yes. ernie: even go out on dates and go out and meet people? >> no. i keep that for myself. ernie: would you like to have a robot that looks like you? >> no. ernie: no? >> i'm an individual. i would lose all authenticity. ernie: you're the original. you don't want a robot that looks like you. >> of course not. ernie: what would you think? >> it would be wonderful. as a mother, it would be perfect. i go to sleep and the robot take care of my baby. wonderful. >> i'd send him to work every day, have him come in early, work late and come home and clean up around the house, stuff like that. ernie: what would you like about a robot that looks like you? >> do my homework. ernie:
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shopping. i could sit home. it would be great. ernie: that's it. goodnight and good luck to russ salzberg. we wish you all the very best. russ: thank you.
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