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Addicted to using cell phone while driving? NJ therapist says you need help

Compulsive cell phone usage is not just dangerous. It's a cry for help.

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We spend 300 hours a year driving our cars, AAA finds

And in New Jersey traffic, that number is probably higher.

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No texting, no calling, no drinking: Can NJ laws really make us safe on the roads?

Many experts believe we can't legislate our way to safer driving

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‘Street Smart NJ’ campaign reaches Jersey Shore

Between 2010 and 2014 nearly 740 pedestrians were fatally wounded in car crashes in addition to over 22,000 injuries according to the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety. These stats are reason New Jersey is deemed a "focus" state by the Federal Highway Administration and brings to the front the public education campaign known as Street Smart NJ.

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After Memorial Day, NJ teens in ‘100 deadliest days’ on the roads

Triple-A warns parents about distracted teen driving during the, "100 Deadliest Days"

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Hard to measure just how bad distracted driving is in NJ

The National Safety Council explains the discrepancy in distracted driving crash statistics this way: There is no blood alcohol test for distractions.

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Are you distracting your kid behind the wheel?

Kids feel extra pressure to answer calls and texts from Mom and Dad, experts say — so lay off.

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Cell phone triggered Brick pedestrian accident, police say

A Brick Township 16-year-old is hurled several feet and injured after being hit by a car on a sidewalk. Police attributed it to driver inattention caused by a mobile phone.

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Even hands-free devices can be dangerous for drivers, study shows

While they may be convenient to use, new hands-free technologies may not necessarily be reducing driver distractions.

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The most dangerous 30 seconds you’ll spend behind the wheel

"Everybody believes that they can do it, and they are not distracted while driving" — but the research shows they're wrong, authorities say.

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