Police cracking down on Talking and Texting on Cellphone while Driving.


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.

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