Driving and Texting or Talking on Cell in NJ....
Atlantic City, New Jersey
March 2, 2008 6:50am CST
Today is the first day of the newly enacted law that allows officers to pull over people using a cell phone without a hands free device as an only offense. The law used to be that a driver had to be committing another offense such as no seat belt in order to be pulled over and ticketed for talking on a cell phone as well. Well as of today that all changes- now an officer can pull you over as soon as he sees you talking on you phone - no matter if your driving the speed limit, have your seat belt on and radio at a normal level. Now you can be fined $100 for each cell phone offense. I think this is needed as there are too many driver that are not paying attention to the road because of the use of thier cell phones while driving. This will hopefully reduce some of the accidents caused by this.
• United States
2 Mar 08
I live in Nebraska and so far the only cell phone law is that teenagers can't talk on a cell phone while driving a car. Adults still can. I can understand the law of only using a hads free headset while driving it does make sense although arent' we suppose to be listening to things around us like other cars and not someone talking on a phone to us?
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