Despite N.J. Cell Phone Ban While Driving, Problems Are Worse Than Ever

texting while driving(VIDEO from Star Ledger in extended article). It’s been almost two years since New Jersey’s cell phone ban went into effect; two years of $100 tickets, two years of “Hang Up or Pay Up” enforcement sweeps, and two years of driver education aimed to reduce cell phone use. Is it me, or is this problem worse than ever? It’s not me. No matter where you drive — Parkway, Turnpike, local streets, school zones, work zones, and shopping mall parking lots — you are confronted by the erratic driving of people talking or texting on cell phones. The lane weavers, speed droppers and tailgaters. Those oblivious to everything and everybody, except for their conversation. DWD is the snappy acronym. Read full article from Mark DiIonno in Star Ledger.

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  1. There’s an app available for certain phones. Its called vlingo, you can speak to the phone and it sends the text message. If someone is addicted to texting, they should definately get this application.

  2. These drivers operate their cars so erratically, almost oblivious to the road (and everything else for that matter). I have witnessed drivers tailgating, swerving, nearly hitting pedestrians, and most of all, ignoring traffic signals, stop signs, etc.

    The Worst offense I witness on a day-to-day basis, are the parents who are driving while talking on their cell phones, with children in the car. That has to be the most irresponsible, neglectful, and selfish act to commit as they are braking the law, and worse, putting their own flesh and blood in such tremendous danger.

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