Banned text messaging

11/2/2007:

This law kind of makes sense, as it’s pretty distracting to type a txt message while driving.

They should also ban text messaging while walking in Hoboken. I saw a guy yesterday trip over some garbage and almost fall into the street while fiddling with his phone. What can we ban next after that? “Smexting” (txt messaging while smoking outside a bar)?

Text Messaging While Driving is Banned in NJ

Gov. Jon Corzine signed a bill today that prohibits text messaging while driving a motor vehicle and makes it a first-degree offense, meaning police can stop motorists solely for seeing them text messaging.

The legislation (S-1099/A-4146) extends the existing law that prohibits drivers from talking on handheld phones. The law now bans text messaging on phones or on any electronic device.

Previously, a violation was a second-degree offense, meaning motorists could only be ticketed if they were pulled over for some other violation. The fine for violating the law is $100.

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14 Comments on "Banned text messaging"


bri777
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bri777
8 years 10 months ago

Where’d that picture come from? The bus stop has an ad for “The Facts of Life”, sweeeeet.

escaped68
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8 years 10 months ago

We don’t need any more new laws ,what we need is enforcement of the current ones.

MorrisCK
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MorrisCK
8 years 10 months ago

[quote comment=”51341″]What a hypocrite Corzine is…Speeding and Wearing Seat Belts are also the law and he broke both laws when he broke 30% of his bones 6 months ago.[/quote]

Agreed. He’s turned out to be a real jerk. Maybe he’s trying to drum up money to lend to his girlfriend.

Government, at a state level and a federal level, is getting out of control. We don’t need 50 new laws every year.

hobokenlou
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hobokenlou
8 years 10 months ago

I am sure this law is a result of the accident that happened over the summer where 4 or 5 girls were killed when the driver was textmessing her friends in another car..I think it happened on the LIE…

whewwhewwhew
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8 years 10 months ago

What a hypocrite Corzine is…Speeding and Wearing Seat Belts are also the law and he broke both laws when he broke 30% of his bones 6 months ago.

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