I guess you all know about the cell phone law in NJ.I say it's about time,what the hell is so important that they need yap about it while driving.
Area police begin ringing up violations as cell-phone ban hits the road in N.J.
Published: Monday, March 03, 2008
From Press staff reports
New Jersey's upgraded penalty for using handheld devices on the road ensnared a few local drivers this weekend, although most police departments said they hadn't compiled statistics for the first two days of enforcement.
A new $100 fine makes handheld activity behind the wheel a primary offense - enough by itself to warrant a traffic stop.
Sgt. Jason Carroll, of the Barnegat Township Police Department in Ocean County, said drivers appeared more vigilant in obeying the law than when it was a secondary offense. His department didn't write its first ticket for a cell phone violation until Sunday afternoon, he said.
"Absolutely," Carroll said when asked whether motorists were cooperating. "As I was out driving, it was really hard to notice anyone on their phones. Typically, before the law, they would put their phones on their lap. Now it's hard to see anyone on phones."
As an extra measure, Barnegat police placed a sign at the entrance of the Garden State Parkway warning motorists not to
talk on their cell phones, Carroll said.
In Cumberland County, troopers at the State Police barracks in Port Norris handed out pamphlets explaining the law. Trooper Barry Saul said his Port Norris squad issued two or three tickets by early Sunday afternoon.
"We're in full effect in enforcing it," Saul said. "If our guys see it, they are going to stop them and will be issuing tickets." No area police departments reported any offenses