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  • NJ A1908
  • Prohibits operator of motor vehicle from engaging in distracted driving.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill addresses the increasing problem of distracted driving. The bill specifically prohibits a driver from engaging in any activity, not related to the operation of the vehicle, in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of the vehicle. A law enforcement officer is to record on the summons the specific nature of the distracted driving behavior. A violation of this prohibition will result in a $200-$400 fine for the first offense, $400-$600 for a second offense, and $600-$800 for a third or subsequent offense. A third or subsequent violation may also result in a driver's license suspension of up to 90 days and a motor vehicle points penalty at the court's discretion. Points are only to be issued for third or subsequent offenses. This bill also strengthens the existing law prohibiting the use of a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle by establishing a presumptive inference that a person holding a cell phone near the ear has committed a violation of that law.
Transportation and Independent Authorities
Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Hearing (10:00 9/22/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)  (on 9/22/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
9/22/2016 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Hearing (10:00 9/22/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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