NTSB, Others Testify Before NJ Panel About Distracted-Driving Risks

October 10, 2016

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board and the American Automobile Association of New Jersey testified on Sept. 22, 2016 in Trenton on the dangers of inattentive driving.

They made their comments about A-1908, a bill that would crack down on distracted driving and is sponsored by Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski (D-19th Dist.), and Nicholas Chiaravalloti, (D-31st Dist.).

The Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, which Wisniewski chairs, heard the testimony.

The bill authorizes police to issue a summons to drivers engaged in an unsafe activity unrelated to the operation their motor vehicle. Violators would be fined $200-$800, depending on the number of previous offenses, and could lose their license for up to 90 days and get motor vehicle points.

Read a sample of news coverage about the testimony here and here.