Each year, 3,000 teens die in crashes caused by texting while driving … FREEHOLD, N.J. ... homicide in a case that was believed to be the first time a New Jersey jury was asked to apply a 2012 law that places texting while driving … Nov. 25, 2019 Find all our Student Opinion questions here.

On an average weekday, the percentage of texting while driving is 9.1%; that figure shoots up to 13.5% on Thanksgiving and 12.1% on Christmas. The results, though not surprising, were eye-opening. Though texting and driving is banned in most states, the law still typically treats it as … Texting and driving car insurance violations in 2019 A ticket for distracted driving — sending a text message or using your cell phone while driving — raised a driver’s car insurance rates by 0.2% in 2011, costing the driver less than $3 per year, on average. Nov. 22, 2019. Intern Brown’s baseline reaction time at 35 mph of 0.45 second worsened to 0.57 while reading a text, improved to 0.52 while writing a … In 2019 alone, distracted driving was reported as a factor in 8.5% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes.