NJ Wants "Strictest Cell Phone Law" in the Country

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    N.J. senator proposes bill suspending driver's license after 3 cell phone violations | NJ.com

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    For Texting I agree with this.

    For talking, it is a little overboard.

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    No problem. Apparently people can't simply PULL OVER FOR FIVE MINUTES to talk on the damn phone. It is not that hard.
     
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    Sounds good to me.

    If the law forbids driving while texting or speaking on the phone, then the law should be enforced.

    No one's rights are being violated by this law.
     
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    How about three speeding ticket or other moving violations?
     
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    Never mind the fact that studies have clearly shown that talking on a cell phone while driving has little or no effect on the driver's ability to drive safely.

    Be all that as it may, we have the no talking-no texting law here in California. I have a guy doing 32 months in state prison right now for violating this law. How could something like that happen?, I hear you cry. Here's how:

    Our Genius is doing a number of things, all at the same time. He is driving. He is talking on his cell phone while so doing. He is carrying a quantity of methamphetamine in his shirt pocket. He has a strike prior. And he is doing his driving/cell phone talking/meth possession in the presence of a police officer who observes same and pulls him over. Game over.
     
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    Where did you get that insane impression?
    Cell Phone Safety While Driving
    http://www.aaafoundation.org/pdf/CellPhonesandDrivingReport.pdf
    There is obviously no basis in the claim that cell phone use has little to no effect on driving. Texting is far worse as well.

    Also, how can you claim that you have a client doing 36 months for violating this law? That is a gross misrepresentation in general. I would venture that he got CAUGHT because of this law and is doing 36 months because of possession of methamphetamine.
     
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    Did this study compare the accident rates of people talking on a cell phone and talking to a child in the back seat?
     
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    This study, no. Others have and most distractions come out to about the same. The difference with cell phones is the frequency and length of use. They are involved in far more crashes because of this. They did compare it to eating and applying makeup, both of which were grater distractions yet cased far fewer accidents. Another point is that when conversing with someone in the passenger seat they provide a second set of eyes that sometimes see things on the road that you miss because you were distracted with the conversation. Phone conversations do not have this fallback.
     
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    We have a similar law in washington... It went into effect 6/8. It is now a primary cause to be ticketed. I see dozens of people on cell phones every time I drive. People in Seattle are just ignoring the law.
     

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