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Texting and Driving
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Should you be allowed to text at a red light? [Poll]

Eric Scott (filling in for Jim this week) has been discussing the stronger laws being implemented by New Jersey for drivers being caught talking or texting while driving.

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Should there be stronger penalties for texting while driving? [POLL]

Starting tomorrow July 1st, fines for getting caught texting or talking while driving will increase  and for habitual offenders could lead to a license suspension.

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Volkswagen Eyes on the Road Campaign
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Volkswagen Shows the Importance of Keeping Your Eyes on the Road [VIDEO]

Volkswagen produced a great video that shows why you need to keep your eyes on the road and off of your phones while driving.

A group of people were invited into a theater and as the film begins, it shows someone getting behind the wheel, starting their car and driving off

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Distracted Driving Law Would Expand Under Bill [POLL/AUDIO]

It could soon be illegal to talk or text on hand-held wireless devices while a vehicle is temporarily stopped, under new legislation sponsored by State Sen. Dick Codey.

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Poll: More NJ Drivers Pull Over to Text [POLL/AUDIO]

A new distracted driving study by Plymouth Rock Assurance finds the number of New Jersey drivers who park their cars before texting has doubled over the last year.

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Would Gruesome ‘Texting While Driving’ Video Stop You? [POLL/GRAPHIC VIDEO]

If the fines don’t get you, the new video PSA warning you of the dangers of texting while driving should do the trick.

The new video is part of the campaign put out by the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to alert drivers to the dangers of texting while driving

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Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
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Traffic Study Helps Improve Teen Drivers [AUDIO]

Teen drivers at five central New Jersey high schools showed they know to buckle their seat belt and not use their cell phone, but there is still room for improvement.

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Texting While Driving
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Texting While Driving: What You Should Know

While discussing the latest craze of taking "selfies" behind the wheel, Jim mentioned a few statistics that all NJ drivers should be aware of.

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Bail Raised For Driver Charged in Deadly NJ Crash

A judge has raised the bail of a northern New Jersey woman accused of causing a deadly crash while texting.

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Are kids in the car more of a distraction then texting?
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Texting or Kids in the Car – Which is More Dangerous to Drivers? [POLL]

Dennis and Judi were discussing all the laws and efforts to stop drivers from texting while driving. But they brought up another distraction that could be just as dangerous and distracting to drivers.

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