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Study – Cell phone notifications may be a dangerous distraction

We have all heard a lot about distracted driving. But a new study suggests our brain may be distracted from a task by a sound or a vibration, even if we try to ignore it.  

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Is using a cell phone behind the wheel ever acceptable? (luna4, ThinkStock)
Is using a cell phone behind the wheel ever acceptable? (luna4, ThinkStock)
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Should it be illegal to hold your cell phone while driving? – Poll

Steve Trevelise and Michele Pilenza, filling in for Dennis & Judi, were discussing their opinions regarding cell phone use while operating motor vehicles. This was in response to Somerset County's recent crackdown on cell phones, where officers issued 1,745 tickets from April 1 to 21.

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Is using a cell phone behind the wheel ever acceptable? (luna4, ThinkStock)
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When is using a cell phone while driving permissible?

Using a hand-held cell phone while driving in New Jersey is against the law, and punishable by hefty fines, but according to law enforcement officials, there are instances when it's acceptable.

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Survey: Many motorists are still driving dangerously

Despite the fact that one in three motorists have had a loved one who was seriously injured or killed in a crash, many still admit that they run red lights, speed, use distracting devices and drive drowsy, according to the AAA Foundation's latest Traffic Safety Culture Index.

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Eating while driving: Man’s burger gets him a traffic ticket

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- A man says enjoying a double quarter-pounder with cheese as he cruised down a highway outside Atlanta got him in trouble with the law - and a ticket for eating while driving.

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Volkswagen teaches tough lesson to put the phone down
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WATCH: Volkswagen’s brilliant message to keep your eyes on the road

It seems lately as if a lot of auto makers are campaigning for drivers to stop "distracted driving." One auto maker may have found the key to getting people's attention.

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Are you a risky driver?

Do you take chances behind the wheel that would make you nervous if you saw other drivers do the same? A new survey finds for many New Jersey residents, the answer is yes.

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Bicycling and texting is a growing problem

In addition to distracted drivers and pedestrians, motorists also have to worry about an increasing number of bicyclists texting and pedaling.

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Have you been driving dangerously?

Distractions behind the wheel go beyond cell phone use and drowsiness, and the proof is in a new survey from CarInsurance.com.

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Would you rather drive next to an elderly or distracted driver?

The two biggest concerns on New Jersey's roads are distracted drivers and elderly drivers getting into accidents

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