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Don't text. Don't call. Just drive.

FACT: Texting takes your eyes off the road for an average of five seconds. At 55 mph, that is enough time to drive the length of a football field - blindfolded.

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It is important to Just Drive

Texting, talking, using a map - basically anything other than driving - is dangerous because it takes your attention away from the road. 25 percent of all accidents involve drivers who use a cell phone - accidents can result in serious, lifelong injuries and death. It is time to put the phone down and Just Drive.

Know the Law!

New Law
The fines for talking or texting on a handheld device have increased, with a potential maximum fine of $600 and a 90 day driver's license suspension.

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Safety Tips

  • Turn your phone off or put the ringer on silent to avoid the urge to answer.
  • Put your phone in a secure location that is easy to reach in case of emergency.
  • Never dial while driving - move to a safe area off of the road.
  • Prior to driving, store important contact information in your phone.
  • Use a hands-free unit so that both of your hands are on the steering wheel at all times.
  • Prior to driving, set up your voicemail to take messages.

Know the Law!

The fines for talking or texting on a handheld device have increased.

FIRST OFFENSE:

$200 minimum

SECOND OFFENSE:

$400 minimum

THIRD OFFENSE:

$600 minimum plus possible 90-day suspension of driver's license and three (3) motor vehicle penalty points.
Although it is discouraged, drivers may use a hands-free device if it does not interfere with standard safety equipment. "Use" of a wireless phone and any other handheld communication device IS PROHIBITED, AND INCLUDES talking or listening to another person, texting or sending and receiving electronic messages.

A handheld phone may be used for an emergency only and the driver must keep one hand on the wheel at all times.

True Stories

We have all seen and experienced other drivers doing unusual and unsafe things -- from texting and eating, to shaving and reading maps. We want to hear your true story from the road! Click here/below to share.
I'm a runner and can't even count the number of times cars blow through stop signs,and cross solid line, almost hitting me! #justdrive cool
Joe - Deptford
Text messaging makes a crash 23X more likely.
#JustDriveNJ
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Texting while driving is like drunk driving. I rear ended a metal truck and totaled my car. I knocked his muffler off. Im
lucky no one got hurt!
Heather - South Jersey
Text messaging makes a crash 23X more likely.
#JustDriveNJ
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Share Your Story

Tell us your experiences driving on New Jersey's roads! Use the tools provided to personalize your story with custom emoticons and change up the post and background colors to make it truly unique! Don't text or talk while you drive! Submit your story and you will have an opportunity to receive a FREE phone koozie and other great Just Drive gear. (while limited supplies last)

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