N.J. May Ask Police To Link Crashes To Distracted Driving

rollover cliftonPolice in New Jersey might have to note whether a driver was distracted before having an accident. A bill before an Assembly committee today would require officers to check a box describing the type of distraction. The list includes hair grooming, eating, changing the radio, reading, attending to a pet or using a fax machine. The bill bars insurance companies from using the information to increase policyholders’ rates. The state Transportation Department would compile an annual report. Star Ledger

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  1. I could see people reading..my Rebbi in Yeshiva would drive with an open Gemara on his steering wheel (!) but I fail to see how someone could be using a fax machine,even Lakewood drivers probably don’t try that.

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