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Friday, 07 February 2014 00:39

NJ Considers Banning ‘All Distractions’ While Driving

Such activities as smoking, drinking coffee or putting on make-up while driving could be a no-no in New Jersey if a bill introduced in the state Assembly gains traction. The Assembly’s transportation committee voted 12-0 to advance the bill, which proposes to fine drivers who “engage in any activity unrelated to the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of a vehicle.” The bill doesn’t lay out which activities would cause distracted driving, instead leaving that up to the police to determine. The bill has not been introduced in the state Senate.

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