Texting, talking, using a map - basically anything other than driving - is dangerous because it takes your attention away from the road. 25 percent of all accidents involve drivers who use a cell phone - accidents can result in serious, lifelong injuries and death. It is time to put the phone down and Just Drive.
Turn your phone off or put the ringer on silent to avoid the urge to answer.
Put your phone in a secure location that is easy to reach in case of emergency.
Never dial while driving - move to a safe area off of the road.
Prior to driving, store important contact information in your phone.
Use a hands-free unit so that both of your hands are on the steering wheel at all times.
Prior to driving, set up your voicemail to take messages.
Know the Law!
The fines for talking or texting on a handheld device have increased.
$600 minimum plus possible 90-day suspension of driver's license and three (3) motor vehicle penalty points.
Although it is discouraged, drivers may use a hands-free device if it does not interfere with standard safety equipment. "Use" of a wireless phone and any other handheld communication device IS PROHIBITED, AND INCLUDES talking or listening to another person, texting or sending and receiving electronic messages.
A handheld phone may be used for an emergency only and the driver must keep one hand on the wheel at all times.
We have all seen and experienced other drivers doing unusual and unsafe things -- from texting and eating, to shaving and reading maps. We want to hear your true story from the road! Click here/below to share.
I'm a runner and can't even count the number of times cars blow through stop signs,and cross solid line, almost hitting me! #justdrive
Tell us your experiences driving on New Jersey's roads! Don't text or talk while you drive! Submit your story and you will have an opportunity to receive a FREE phone koozie and other great Just Drive gear. (while limited supplies last)
On way to take my 17-year-old son for road test, driver in middle lane drifted into our right lanewithout signaling and almost killed us at 60 miles an hour. My son was driving slammed on his brakes and avoided the accident. Learned we can't always control what others do but how we react to it can save our lives.
Whf driving with my mother i noticed the car in front of swerving back and forth.I told my mother I bet that woman is texting and driving sure enough when we got to the next traffic intersection the light turned red I stopped but the car in front of me didn't scary
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