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Do Not Text a Driver in New Jersey

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Do Not Text a Driver in New Jersey

If you text and drive, do not — it is against the law. If you text someone you know is driving, do not — you just may be held responsible if an accident occurs because the driver is distracted by your text. In 2009, 18-year-old Kyle Best got off work and texted his then-girlfriend, 17-year-old… Read More »

Jersey City Medical Center Course Takes on Texting While Driving

Undoubtedly, many people have told you their exceptional driving skills enable them to handle distractions behind the wheel, but they’re wrong. In fact, they probably cannot even handle distractions while on foot. The Jersey City Medical Center regularly proves this point as a part of its distracted driving course. According to CBS Local, the center… Read More »

Liability in NJ Texting-While-Driving Claims Stops with the Driver

Many accidents involve only two parties — a driver whose negligence caused the accident and an individual who suffered injuries because of the negligence. However, many accidents may involve liability on the part of multiple parties — for example, in the following circumstances: Drivers who rear-end vehicles in front of them because their vehicles were… Read More »

Proposed NJ Bill Would Permit Police Cell Phone Search but May Help Protect Victim Rights in Car Accidents

Distracted driving in the United States injured an estimated 387,000 people in 2011 and killed 3,000 more. An increasing number of distractions each year involve the use of cell phones. No wonder, then, the New Jersey Senate wants to take action to collect evidence to prove the connection between cell phone usage and accidents. Introduced… Read More »

Texting Accidents in New Jersey: Who is Responsible?

A New Jersey accident involving a pickup truck and two motorcyclists helped establish an important rule on liability when phone texting is the cause of the mishap. The May 2012 ruling by the New Jersey Superior Court judge found that the distracted driver responding to text messages was responsible for the accident, but not the… Read More »

Texting While Driving

Distracted driving, which includes texting, causes 16 percent of fatal car crashes and 20 percent of accidents causing some injury. Making its way through the New Jersey legislature is a new bill authorizing the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Director of Division of Highway and Traffic Safety, to place signs… Read More »

T-E-X-T-I-N-G: K-I-L-L-S

Distracted driving is a leading cause of automobile accidents in the United States.  Emerging as a fundamental factor in driver error, attention to the road decreases as ownership of mobile communication devices soars.  In New Jersey, texting while driving is against the law. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports disturbing distracted driving statistics… Read More »