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Stiffer Penalties Could Be on the Way for Cell Phone Users Behind the Wheel

Texting while driving.
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By Jeff Deminski

Texting or talking on a hand held cell while driving could cost you your driver’s license in New Jersey soon. The Assembly yesterday passed a bill that will raise the penalties for such things, more than doubling the current fines and allowing the courts to suspend your driver’s license for a third offense.

First offenses will go from $100 to between $200 to $400. Second offenses would rise to between $400 and $600. Third offense would become a ticket costing between $600 to $800. Not only could they suspend your license on a third offense, you’ll be given 3 points as well.

After a procedural reconciling with the Senate version is done the bill heads to the Governor’s desk for a signature. So what do you think?

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