State of NJ Bill to double fine to $200
Ban cell phone use or fines and points on your license is the question I ask readers. After reading many articles States are banning cell phone use while driving with one hand on the wheel, I personally am for doubling the fine to $200 and for 2 points on your NJ State License. Speeding, driving under the influence also cause accidents so why is this any different.
Other solutions, with 12 rest areas on the New Jersey Turnpike, how about the addition of a cell phone pull over zones, could be paved area for cell phone users. With 12 rest areas, possible 12 additional cell phone pullovers could help decrease the number of texting one hand drivers,
How about a lane to the far right similar to that of an HOV lane with a barrier that drivers who want to text with one hand drive into, taking them out of general roadway and if caught outside that lane suspension of license and $500.
I'm against banning cell phone usage on our roadways, but I am about fines and alternative solutions for drivers to avoid the fines and points on their licenses.
From a previous post:
Texting While Driving Causes:," found on texting and driving safety DOT com.
1. 1,600,000 accidents per year – National Safety Council
2. 330,000 injuries per year – Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study
3. 11 teen deaths EVERY DAY – Ins. Institute for Hwy Safety Fatality Facts
4. Nearly 25% of ALL car accidents