New Jersey Texting While Driving Laws and Penalties

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NJ Texting While Driving Laws and Penalties

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TEXTING WHILE DRIVING KILLS

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD

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55% of young adults think they’re good at texting and driving – they’re wrong

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77% say texting and driving is simple and not dangerous – they’re wrong

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 – the truth is…

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on New Jersey’s roadways, being cited as a major contributing factor in nearly 800,000 motor vehicle crashes in the state from 2012 to 2016.

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 – the facts are…

Texting while driving makes accidents 23 times more likely

14% of all drivers under 20 years old in fatal accidents were texting

1.6 Million car accidents a year involve cell phones

Texting at 55mph distracts you for at least 5 seconds – that’s 100 yards.

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The NJ Cell Phone Law

Prohibits novice drivers from all cell phone use

Prohibits all drivers from handheld cell phone use

Prohibits all drivers from text messaging

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The Penalty For Texting While Driving in New Jersey

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First Offense: $200 – $400*
*Does not include court costs

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Second Offense: $400 – $600*

*Does not include court costs

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Third Offense: $600 – $800*

3 Motor Vehicle Points, Possible 90-Day License Suspension

*Does not include court costs

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Sources

https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/phone_down_overview.html
http://www.distraction.gov/
https://www.cnbc.com/id/31545004 

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