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Texting While Driving

July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month, encouraging all of us to consider our cellphone habits and usage. Nowhere is this more important than while driving.

Constantly looking at your phone while with others is rude. Texting or browsing while other things are happening is inattentive. But using a cellphone while you drive? That’s deadly for you and everyone else on the road.

Distracted Driving

Are you a good driver? Are you sure? April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, giving you a great opportunity to reflect on your driving habits and start making changes that will help keep you and everyone else on the road safe.

We all think we’re good drivers. But how good are we really? This question can become uncomfortable when we reflect on the three types of distracted driving:

What Are The Texting & Cell Phone Use Laws in New Jersey?

Distracted driving is deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,450 people in 2016. Unfortunately, individuals continue to let their attention wander when they are behind the wheel, despite knowing the risk of being involved in an auto accident.

DWINew Jersey Governor Phil Murphy in August 2019 enacted a new law that requires first-time DWI offenders to install ignition interlock devices (IIDs) in their cars. IIDs prevent a vehicle from starting if they detect alcohol in a driver's breath. In a press release, Murphy touted the law as a way to deter drunk driving without preventing offenders from providing for themselves and their families.