Texting While Driving
Fines for texting or talking on your cell phone while driving in the Garden State have increased significantly.
And interestingly enough while texting behind the wheel ticks off the most people, more than half of those surveyed admit to doing it themselves.
Who knew putting on makeup while driving is illegal in New Jersey? And elsewhere. It is. And that’s not all.
“There’s no definitive answer as to why the numbers have dropped,” Philadelphia Police Spokesperson John Stanford said.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania found that drivers in Montgomery and Chester counties are more likely to get snagged for using their cell phones to text while driving.
OMG! A survey conducted by Triple-A shows texting and driving by adults is a bigger problem than it is for teens.
The report, done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, reveals that adult drivers are by far the likeliest age group to admit to using their phone while driving.
Students at Radnor High School returned from their Thanksgiving break to find a mangled vehicle outside the school’s main entrance.
Most college students admit to texting and driving and many check their smartphones more than 10 times a day, while in class.
Monmouth County Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande is working to stop an appeals court ruling that could make people liable in court if they text someone they know is behind the wheel of a car.
“It’s a stern warning to those who know that the person they’re texting may be distracted from driving,” notes Rick DeMichele, an attorney in Haddon Heights, NJ.
Texting is high on the list of what you should not do while driving, but many drivers are still doing it. Now, there’s an app for that.
Testing while driving is a primary offense in Pennsylvania, meaning police can pull you over just for texting. The fine is $50.
Police say their investigation into the crash is moving forward, even as they wait to talk to the driver who was hospitalized with serious injuries after Sunday evening’s crash.
The App4Driver tracks your driving habits – specifically, things like excessive speeds, quick accelerations and sudden braking. It also tracks texts or phone calls answered while you’re driving – and puts together a report.