What problem does it solve? This law is often not enforced because handheld cell phone use while driving goes mostly unnoticed by law enforcement. What is your solution and who does it apply to? Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving. How many times have you noticed a driver using a handheld cell phone? IMHO this law is not enforced because handheld cell phone use while driving usually goes unnoticed. As I understand, the current law requires that the violation must be observed by a law enforcement official. I propose NJ allow civilians to submit photographic proof of another driver in the act of driving while using a hand-held cell phone. (Clearly, we should discourage civilians from obtaining photos while themselves driving.) Drivers will be more likely to stop this unsafe activity once they realized there is an increased chance they will actually be noticed. I also propose that NJ lower the fine for the first offense. What is the anticipated impact? increased safety, lower fines, increased revenue
39:4-97.3 Use of wireless telephone, electronic communication device in moving vehicles; definitions; enforcement. b.The operator of a motor vehicle may use a hand-held wireless telephone while driving with one hand on the steering wheel only if: (1)The operator has reason to fear for his life or safety, or believes that a criminal act may be perpetrated against himself or another person; or, please read the statute drivers are allowed to use their cell phones to report safety issues
Careful what you wish for..you will be scrutinized to no end also and what about photo editing..how do I know someone isn't falsifying the info. Arent personal dashboard cams already in use for violations? Maybe cellphone use goes unnoticed because there are people capable of driving while using the device..if they are erratic or distracted well then there's the violations you can go after. Im not advocating cell use but not too sure about civilian telltaling. What about out of state drivers?
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