TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Nicholas Sacco (D-Hudson/Bergen) and Brian Stack (D-Hudson) prohibiting operators of public transit vehicles from texting while at the wheel of a bus or at the controls of a train today received final legislative approval by the full Assembly. The measure now heads to the desk of Governor Chris Christie.
“We know that texting while driving is extremely dangerous, but doing it while operating a public transit vehicle, when the lives of so many people are at stake, is completely unacceptable,” said Senator Sacco. “This legislation will send a strong message to transit employees that this behavior will not be tolerated. Hopefully, the threat of jail time and a hefty fine will make operators think twice about pulling out their cell phones while on duty.”