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Texting a Driver in NJ May Make People Liable for Accidents

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Replying to:  bad idea by navydave   Aug 29, 2013, 9:36 AM

Re: bad idea

by KOL4420    Aug 29, 2013, 10:38 AM

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 wants reply's "K" taking a total of maybe 4 seconds. Maybe the driver is responsible and doesnt read or respond until after he is at a red light or already smart enough to understand that technology allows to respond without looking or touching the phone with a simple voice activated response.

The ruling is very clear as to an exchange via text message that would distract a driver would require multiple text messages sent between users and user would already be aware that the drive is driving. Very easy to prove in court if the accident was caused by a irresponsible driver text messaging another irresponsible human being that is aware the driver is operating a vehicle.

There needs to be more laws like these to get idiotic drivers to stop using their phones while driving its unbelievable how many drivers I see on a daily basis using their phones and driving.

What I find most baffling and cant really wrap my head around the logic is the following. If you are in traffic and your car is still moving even if it is at a speed of 5-10mph how is that a sign for the drive to take his eyes of the road and begin using his phone?

90% of the accidents on the freeway I drive on are stupid drivers who rear end another driver because he was too busy looking at his or her phone while drive in traffic.

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