Cell Phone Fines for Drivers Could Double in NJ

NJ panel considers tougher driver cell phone law

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    Drivers caught talking or texting on their cell phones in New Jersey may soon face increased fines and license suspensions.

    A measure being considered Monday by the state Senate's Law and Public Safety Committee would increase fines for violators from $100 to $200 for the first offense.

    A second offense would garner a $400 fine, while a third violation would mean a $600 fine.

    Violators also could have their driver's license suspended for 90 days for the third and subsequent violations. They also would receive three points on their license.

    A similar measure was approved by the full Senate in 2010.