MORE PEOPLE PULLING OVER FIRST BEFORE TEXTING

A new study shows drivers are starting to be more responsible while behind the wheel. Plymouth Rock Assurance did the study and it showed the number of New Jersey drivers polled who park their cars before texting has doubled over the last year. Specifically, the percentage of respondents who practice this safe and legal alternative to texting while driving increased from 27 percent in 2013 to 55 percent in 2014.

The study also found that of New Jersey drivers polled, nearly 60 percent have witnessed other drivers texting with passengers in the car, 26 percent admitted to texting while driving, and over 50 percent of those who text behind the wheel confessed to texting while driving at least weekly over the past six months.