Jersey became the second state in the country Tuesday to ban drivers from using
hand-held cell phones while driving.
James McGreevey signed legislation Jan. 20 that sets $100 to $250 fines for
drivers caught using cell phones in traffic. New York has the only other state
law restricting cell phone use by drivers.
new law limits drivers to the use of “hands-free” devices, but still allows
drivers to dial, answer and turn on their mobile phones.
does not allow police to stop drivers for using hand-held phones. They can only
be ticketed if stopped for another reason. The new law exempt emergency calls.
points would be assessed against the offender’s driving record.