20 May: Madden Legislation To Require Signage Informing Drivers Of State Law Prohibiting Texting While Driving Clears Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Fred H. Madden that would require signage informing drivers of the law that prohibits texting while driving was unanimously approved today by the Senate Transportation Committee.

“In an effort to combat distracted driving, the Legislature has done extensive work to strengthen laws and penalties against offenders of texting while driving. However, motorists continue to use their cell phone behind the wheel, which puts themselves and others on the road at risk,” said Madden, D-Gloucester and Camden. “With tragedies occurring every day, it is clear that more needs to be done to educate the public about the serious and often fatal consequences of texting and driving. These signs will serve as a visual reminder for all drivers to put down their phone while driving and pay attention to the road.”