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New Jersey State Legislators Vote to Ban Texting While Driving

July 05, 2007

TRENTON, N.J. --- The New Jersey Assembly and Senate on June 21 voted to outlaw text-messaging while driving. The bill also would give police more authority to target drivers who are talking on cell phones while driving.Currently in New Jersey, it's illegal to talk on a handheld phone while driving, but police can ticket a driver for that offense only if the driver is stopped for another offense. The new bill, however, would allow police to ticket any driver using a handheld phone while driving, Associated Press reported. Nationwide Insurance recently conducted a survey that found that about 73 percent of drivers use cell phones while driving and 20 percent text-message while driving.Washington recently became the first state to pass a law banning texting while driving.
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