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texting and driving

  1. Now If You Text Someone Who’s Driving in NJ, You Could Be Held Liable If They Crash

    Jersey strong! And easily distracted!

    Everybody knows you shouldn't text while you're driving. But what if you text while somebody else is driving? According to an appeals court in New Jersey, if you text somebody and they get in a car accident, it's legally your fault. You know, because you're not going to be putting enough blame on yourself if your friend gets in a car crash over a dumb text you send.

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  2. Distracted Driving App Could Lead to Safer Roads

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drivers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to crash. A team from Rutgers University has developed an application that may prove useful in preventing accidents caused by distracted driving. Will it be the answer to solving the nationwide problem of texting and talking while driving? They certainly seem to think so, but it might just end up being an annoying obstacle.

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  3. Judge Rules That Texting A Driver Does Not Make You Responsible For A Crash

    We all know that texting while driving is bad and dangerous. We all know that you shouldn't text while driving. We all know that some people are going to do it anyway. That being the case, someone is always going to figure out who, exactly, is responsible for the damage done by texting drivers. The texting drivers, you say? You'd think so, but a recent lawsuit has suggested that perhaps those texting the texting driver might play a part, that they might be "electronically present" so to speak. Fortunately, a judge has ruled otherwise, upholding sanity at least for now.

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