In April alone, there have been over 3,000 distracted driving tickets handed out in New Jersey. Is this a crackdown or is it a call for harsher punishments?

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Does NJ need stiffer fines for distracted driving? It seems as if all the tickets that are being written aren't deterring anyone from texting or talking on the phone while driving. So what is the magical trick? What would make people stop?

Some callers has opined that taking away the driver's cell phone, putting points on your license or making the financial fines substantially more would be a good way to start.

What do you think? Does New Jersey have to strengthen the penalties to make drivers take distracted driving seriously?

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