Texting While Driving Crack Down to Start Sunday in NJ
Don't text and drive.
We all know it is not only against the law to text and drive, but it is also extremely dangerous. Starting next week police will be targeting people that text while driving as part of the U Text. U Drive. U Pay. campaign.
April is National Distracted Driving Month according to the National Safety Council. The crack down is part of a national campaign with law enforcement across the country joining in. This will be the fourth year of the U Text. U Drive. U Pay. national campaign.
If you are caught texting while driving you will be fined between $200 to $400 for the first offense. After the first offense you could receive a fine of $800 and 3 points on your license.
Last year, in New Jersey alone, there were over 1,500 violations issued for texting or talking on the phone while driving. So please, put down the phone and pay attention to the road.