New Jersey motorists who pull out their cell phones while sitting in traffic or stopped at a red light soon could be facing fines.
A proposed bill introduced in the state legislature would make it illegal for drivers to text or talk on the phone while temporarily stopped.
The legislation calls for fines of $200 to $400 for a first-time offender and $400 to $600 for a second violation. A third offense would result in an $800 fine and a driver’s license suspension for as long as three months.
Motorists still would be allowed to use their phone when pulled off on the side of the road. The bill also would require that distracted driving questions be added to the state driver’s license test.
Distracted driving has been the main cause of fatal car accidents in New Jersey since 2011, according to NJ Advance Media.
Although cell phone use while driving has been banned in the Garden State since 2008, the number of crashes or near-crashes due to distracted driving is not declining. We have seen time and time again that punishments and scare tactics do not work! Why not incentivize our drivers?! With OnMyWay, you can earn for every mile driven without texting! Let’s flip the script and change the trend once and for all!
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