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Effective, July 1, NJ fines increased for texting/using a cell phone while driving

Paulmccartneyfriendsdontlet406606Notice from the Voorhees Township Police Department

As of July 1, 2014, NJ has increased the fines associated with using a cell phone and/or texting while driving a motor vehicle. The fines were previously $100.00 for the 1st offense. The change in law increases the fine between $200.00 - $400.00 for the 1st offense, $400.00 - $600.00 for the 2nd offense and $600.00 - $800.00 for the 3rd or subsequent offenses.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes. Please be caution while driving and remember "arrive alive, don’t text and drive”!

For more information:

Voorhees Township Police Department
1180 White Horse Rd
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 856-428-5400