Here is the law, but more important is that the State of NJ is funding cities to enforce the law. Use a Bluetooth and do not text while driving.
N.J.S.A. 39:4-97.3 makes the use of a wireless hand-held telephone or electronic communication device by the operator of a moving motor vehicle a primary offense.
* It is a primary offense for a motorist to talk or text message with a hand-held wireless telephone or electronic communication device while driving.
* Use of a hand-held wireless telephone or electronic communication device includes, but is not limited to:
o Talking or listening to another person.
o Text messaging or sending an electronic message.
* The fine for violating this statute is $100.00; no points will be assessed for the offense.
* The operator of a motor vehicle may use a hand-held wireless telephone while driving with one hand on the steering wheel only if:
o The operator has reason to fear for his/her life or safety, or believes that a criminal act may be perpetrated against him/herself or another person.
o The operator is using this device to report to appropriate authorities: a fire; traffic crash; serious road hazard; medical or hazardous material emergency; or another motorist who is driving in a reckless, careless or otherwise unsafe manner or who appears to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.