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Texting a Driver in NJ May Make People Liable for Accidents

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Aug 29, 2013, 10:39 AM


I'm all for safety but this seems like a stretch. I text friends and relatives not knowing if they are driving. Unless I'm a parent of a minor or them living under my roof, It's none of my business where they may be at any given time. It should be the sole responsibility and accountability of the driver to ignore or answer calls and read texts while behind the wheel. Trying to blame two seperated individuals seems like a ploy to increase court time. Who benefits from this? Lawyers. It should be cut and dry. You(the driver) are the one that holds total accountability of your vehicle. It should not matter what is happening around you. Unless the person contacts every single person that they are driving, it is impossible to "know" where this pe...
John B. At first I had the same thought. But I am sure it would require more than one text message exchange between driver and sender to be held liable. The ruling said that it has to be clear that both the driver and the sender are fully aware of the...
Not everything is a distraction and you can't ban everything. I live in Pinellas County, FL. The beaches was the biggest distraction especially Gandy Beach. A lot of these hot dog vendors were beautiful women in "more to the imagination" bikinis. I am...

Aug 30, 2013, 11:49 PM

Make the driver liable

The person on the other end shouldn't be held liable. The person driving the car should be held liable. They should pass a nationwide distraction driving law. Not just for texting. But also calls as well. Pull your vehicle over to text or make a call.
We don't need any new laws. Most if not all states have distracted driving laws. Using a cell phone while driving counts as distracted driving to me.

Aug 29, 2013, 9:36 AM

bad idea

Very bad idea with no end to it. Next thing will holding Mom liable for sending the kid out to get milk.
I agree. Often if I know somebody is driving and I need to get a message to them I'll text them so that they'll get it after they get out of the car so I don't need to remember to send it to them. Also, nowadays most smartphones have a driving mode wh...
GENIUS! I completely agree with this. It makes sense. Its not a simple as a mother getting blamed for an accident for texting her son to get milk. Its pretty much common sense. If a mother text her son to get milk son reads it that is that or if he wa...

Aug 29, 2013, 2:43 PM

Only from Jersey

Of course, why would we expect anything different form NJ. They don't even trust themselves to pump there own gas, and until recently didnt have photos on drivers licenses! Rolling Eyes
LOL really?
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