Text messaging while driving could be outlawed in New Jersey

| 3/29/2007
New Jersey has joined a growing number of states considering a ban on motorists sending text messages while driving.

State Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, D-Trenton, has introduced a bill that would levy fines of up to $250 for violators.

An aide to Moriarty told “Land Line Now” on XM Satellite Radio that he doesn’t know if the bill’s language could be construed to apply to truckers’ Qualcomm units.

However, he said the bill is definitely not aimed at truckers, but that it would ban certain types of wireless communication that require the use of the hands.