Are New Jersey drivers getting the message that texting while behind the wheel can cause car accidents? Lawmakers gathered in Trenton apparently don't believe the message has gotten through yet, which is why sharp increases in penalties for texting and driving are in the works.
With the teen generation in New Jersey and across the country more immersed in cellphones than anyone ever before, it is easy to see the link between teen drivers, cellphones and accidents. Many states have enacted laws that make it illegal to text and drive, but others are still considering the option. However, two recent studies suggest that texting and driving, in any capacity, is dangerous and is a huge factor in many motor vehicle accidents.