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Texting and Driving

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I Almost Saw Someone Die Yesterday On The Parkway

You know that moment when you see a disaster start to happen and everything kind of goes in slow motion even though you have no control over any of it? That's what happened to me when I was heading home on the Garden State Parkway yesterday. And I 100% know what started it.

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This All Too Common Occurrence Almost Killed A Brick Teenager Today

Just this afternoon, a teenager in Brick was on the sidewalk for a stroll on Sally Ike Road when her day almost took a tragic turn. A driver plowed into her, throwing her several feet. Thankfully, a terrible ending was avoided, but it was all due to something that I see way too often on Ocean County's roads.

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Texting behind the wheel while stopped still legal in NJ

It is not illegal to text or talk on a hand-held cell phone while behind the wheel in New Jersey if you’re stopped at a red light or stop sign.

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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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Texting while driving is still a problem in NJ. (Onzeg, ThinkStock)
Texting while driving is still a problem in NJ. (Onzeg, ThinkStock)
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Texting and driving accounts for 27 percent of crashes, report shows

A new report by the National Safety Council estimates 27 percent of all crashes on our highways involve the motorist using a cell phone while driving.

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More motorists are texting and driving, survey finds

Do you sometimes text and drive? A new survey, conducted in conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness month, finds the percentage of New Jersey drivers who do is on the rise.

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Authorities aim to keep drivers ‘Unplugged and Alive’

A countywide crack-down on texting and driving hopes to raise awareness about the consequences of being distracted behind the wheel.

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An Important Video Message – Watch With Your Family

Most of us see this every day - you're behind a car on the Parkway, 70, 37, or another busy local highway, and the vehicle starts to drift a little over the line. The driver obviously suddenly notices as the car swerves back into the lane. You go to pass the car and you see the driver glancing down at a cell phone.

It's not funny anymore. People are getting killed. A lot of them.

Watch this video with your whole family:

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