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Texting while driving is still a problem in NJ. (Onzeg, ThinkStock)
Texting while driving is still a problem in NJ. (Onzeg, ThinkStock)
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Texting and driving accounts for 27 percent of crashes, report shows

A new report by the National Safety Council estimates 27 percent of all crashes on our highways involve the motorist using a cell phone while driving.

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More motorists are texting and driving, survey finds

Do you sometimes text and drive? A new survey, conducted in conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness month, finds the percentage of New Jersey drivers who do is on the rise.

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Police will crackdown on distracted driving in April. (StarsStudio, ThinkStock)
Police will crackdown on distracted driving in April. (StarsStudio, ThinkStock)
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Police to target distracted drivers this month

Texting and driving is both illegal and dangerous, but law enforcement officials say motorists continue to use their hand-held devices behind the wheel. In an effort to crackdown on distracted driving, New Jersey police will be part of a nationwide effort this month to target the offenders.

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Authorities aim to keep drivers ‘Unplugged and Alive’

A countywide crack-down on texting and driving hopes to raise awareness about the consequences of being distracted behind the wheel.

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Tougher Penalties for Texting While Driving [AUDIO]

If you're one of those people who still talks or texts on a hand-held cell phone while driving, you could soon be paying dramatically higher fines, and if you're a repeat offender you could lose your driver's license for 90 days.

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Getting Annoyed Behind the Wheel [AUDIO]

The summer vacation season is almost upon us, and that means many families in New Jersey and across the country will be taking road trips. While spending endless hours behind the wheel, many drivers may notice bad or annoying habits among those with whom they are sharing the road.

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Acting NJ Attorney General John Hoffman speaks about distracted driving during a news conference in Paramus.
(David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ) Acting NJ Attorney General John Hoffman speaks about distracted driving during a news conference in Paramus.
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Authorities Target Distracted Drivers [POLL/AUDIO]

As driver distraction continues to be a growing problem in New Jersey, authorities have launched a new effort to combat the dangerous practice.

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Crackdown on Illegal Cell Use Begins Today [AUDIO]

New Jersey has doled out $300,000 in federal highway safety funds to local police, for a crackdown on illegal cellphone use spanning the entire month of April.

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Do You Still Text and Drive? [POLL]

Judi was talking about a recent report that says less drivers are texting and driving.

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Fewer NJ Motorists Are Texting While Driving [AUDIO]

It appears that motorists are beginning to change their behaviors while driving, and that includes less texting behind the wheel.

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