Undercover operation, new fines considered to stop texting, talking and driving around state.
State law enforcement officials are cracking down on distracted drivers in the Garden State announcing a new undercover police operation focusing on drivers who talk and text behind the wheel, a broadcast report said. Authorities told CBS 2 Monday drivers need to be made aware of the dangers involved with the practice. “It appears they’re not getting the message,” Cpl. Dennis Kardos of the North Plainfield Police Department said in the broadcast.” Last year we lost 3,300 lives across the country.” Currently, New Jersey drivers face a $130 ticket for distracted driving, the report said, but under a new bill being considered in the state Legislature, those fines could increase to $200 to $400 for a first offense and $600 to $800 plus three …
Judge in New Jersey to decide Friday if woman whose boyfriend seriously injured a couple in an auto accident while reading her text message can be added to lawsuit.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
One of the big advantages of sending a text message as compared to an e-mail is that the text pops up on the front of someone's cellphone immediately. So can you be held liable if the person reading that message loses control of a vehicle and injures someone? A New Jersey judge says he will rule on that question Friday in a case involving a Dover couple who each lost a leg after their motorcycle was struck by a driver allegedly reading a text message. According to the Daily Record, court records show that Kyle Best, who was 18 at the time, and his girlfriend, Shannon Colonna, exchanged numerous text messages on the day of the crash, including one sent just before he lost control of his pickup truck near Montville and struck a motorcyle …