Division of Highway Traffic Safety

Division of Highway Traffic Safety Distracted Driving

Division of Highway Traffic Safety Distracted Driving

Beware of Distractions When You Drive…

From 2012 to 2016, nearly 800,000 crashes in New Jersey involved a distracted driver:

  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Texting
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player or MP3 player
  • Using a navigation system, reading maps or directions
  • Grooming
  • Talking to other passengers
  • Tending to children or pets
  • Eating and drinking
  • Cell phones are one of many distractions both inside and outside the vehicle which can cause crashes.
  • New Jersey law bans the use of a handheld cellular phone while driving.
  • Drivers who talk or text on a handheld cell phone while driving face a fine.
  • Driving requires your full attention.