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NJ driver had heroin, was texting when he hit motorcyclist, cops say

A Wayne man is charged with aggravated assault by auto and heroin possession following a crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist, police say.

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Texting behind the wheel while stopped still legal in NJ

It is not illegal to text or talk on a hand-held cell phone while behind the wheel in New Jersey if you’re stopped at a red light or stop sign.

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The most dangerous 30 seconds you’ll spend behind the wheel

"Everybody believes that they can do it, and they are not distracted while driving" — but the research shows they're wrong, authorities say.

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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. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
Acting NJ Attorney General John Hoffman. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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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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