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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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What 6 things cause the most teen driver crashes?

Parents and teens are being reminded both during this week's National Teen Driver Safety Week, and throughout the year about just how deadly the combination of distractions and inexperience can be on New Jersey roadways.

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Study – Cell phone notifications may be a dangerous distraction

We have all heard a lot about distracted driving. But a new study suggests our brain may be distracted from a task by a sound or a vibration, even if we try to ignore it.  

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Is using a cell phone behind the wheel ever acceptable? (luna4, ThinkStock)
Is using a cell phone behind the wheel ever acceptable? (luna4, ThinkStock)
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When is using a cell phone while driving permissible?

Using a hand-held cell phone while driving in New Jersey is against the law, and punishable by hefty fines, but according to law enforcement officials, there are instances when it's acceptable.

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Bicycling and Texting is a Growing Problem

In addition to distracted drivers and pedestrians, motorists also have to worry about an increasing number of bicyclists texting and pedaling.

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Distracted Driving Law Would Expand Under Bill [POLL/AUDIO]

It could soon be illegal to talk or text on hand-held wireless devices while a vehicle is temporarily stopped, under new legislation sponsored by State Sen. Dick Codey.

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Poll: More NJ Drivers Pull Over to Text [POLL/AUDIO]

A new distracted driving study by Plymouth Rock Assurance finds the number of New Jersey drivers who park their cars before texting has doubled over the last year.

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Acting NJ Attorney General John Hoffman. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
Acting NJ Attorney General John Hoffman. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Authorities Target Distracted Drivers [POLL/AUDIO]

As driver distraction continues to be a growing problem in New Jersey, authorities have launched a new effort to combat the dangerous practice.

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Crackdown on Illegal Cell Use Begins Today [AUDIO]

New Jersey has doled out $300,000 in federal highway safety funds to local police, for a crackdown on illegal cellphone use spanning the entire month of April.

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