Don’t text and drive sign bill clears Assembly panel

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TRENTON – Signs encouraging drivers not to text while driving could be posted alongside New Jersey roadways in the coming years, according to legislation released by an Assembly committee Thursday.

The Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee released the legislation following an unanimous vote.

The bill, A3873, would require the state’s Department of Transportation to install appropriate signs along New Jersey roads to discourage drivers from texting while driving.

Advocates of the proposal say the signs are a matter of educating drivers and could save lives.

Don’t text and drive sign bill clears Assembly panel