Drivers Beware: N.J.’s Texting-While-Driving Ticket Blitz Starts Today

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New Jersey’s annual campaign targeting distracted driving – particularly those texting behind the wheel – kicks off Monday with 207 police departments and law enforcement agencies receiving more than $1 million in grants for additional patrols to issue tickets.

The three-week “U Text. U Drive. U Pay.” campaign runs through April 21 and is timed to coincide with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.Last year’s campaign saw New Jersey police departments issue 13,146 tickets for cell phone use or texting and 5,697 for careless driving. Police also issued 6,538 speeding tickets and 5,712 seat belt citations during the targeted enforcement.

The following are the grants each county recieved for this year’s campaign:

ATLANTIC COUNTY
Absecon $5,500
Atlantic City $5,500
Egg Harbor Twp. $5,500
Galloway $5,500
Hamilton $5,500
Hammonton $5,500
Northfield $5,500
Stockton University $5,500
BERGEN COUNTY
Bergenfield $5,500
Carlstadt $5,500
Closter $5,500
Edgewater $5,500
Elmwood Park $5,500
Fair Lawn $5,500
Fairview $5,500
Fort Lee $5,500
Franklin Lakes $5,500
Garfield $5,500
Glen Rock $5,500
Harrington Park $5,500
Haworth $5,500
Leonia $5,500
Lodi $5,500
Lyndhurst $5,500
Montvale $5,500
Oradell $5,500
Palisades Interstate Parkway $5,500
Palisades Park $5,500
Paramus $5,500
Ridgefield Park $5,500
Ridgewood $5,500
South Hackensack $5,500
Teaneck $5,500
Upper Saddle River $5,500
Woodcliff Lake $5,500
Wyckoff $5,500.00
BURLINGTON COUNTY
Bordentown $5,500
Burlington County Sheriff $5,500
Burlington Twp. $5,500
Cinnaminson $5,500
Delanco $5,500
Delran $5,500
Lumberton $5,500
Medford PD $5,500
Mount Laurel PD $5,500
New Hanover PD $5,500
Pemberton PD $5,500
CAMDEN COUNTY
Barrington $5,500
Bellmawr $5,500
Berlin Twp. $5,500
Brooklawn $5,500
Camden County Metro $5,500
Cherry Hill $5,500
Chesilhurst $5,500
Gloucester Twp. $5,500
Haddon Heights $5,500
Lawnside $5,500
Lindenwold $5,500
Merchantville $5,500
Pine Hill $5,500
Stratford $5,500
Winslow $5,500

CAPE MAY COUNTY
Cape May Lower $5,500
Wildwood $5,500
CUMBERLAND COUNTY
Bridgeton $5,500
ESSEX COUNTY
Belleville $5,500
Bloomfield $5,500
Fairfield $5,500
Maplewood $5,500
Millburn $5,500
Montclair $5,500
Nutley $5,500
West Orange $5,500
GLOUCESTER COUNTY
Clayton $2,200
Deptford $6,600
East Greenwich $2,200
Franklin $2,200
Glassboro $6,600
Greenwich $1,760
Harrison $2,200
Logan $2,200
Mantua $5,500
Monroe $3,740
Paulsboro $2,200
Pitman $2,200
Washington $6,600
West Deptford $4,400
Westville $2,200
Woodbury Heights $4,180
Woodbury $6,600
Woolwich $2,420
HUDSON COUNTY
Bayonne $5,500
Jersey City $5,500
North Bergen $5,500
West New York $5,500

HUNTERDON COUNTY
Clinton $5,500
Clinton Twp. $5,500
Flemington $6,600
Franklin $4,950
High Bridge $2,750
Lambertville $1,375
Lebanon $2,750
Raritan $1,760
Readington $2,200
West Amwell $3,300
MERCER COUNTY
East Windsor $5,500
Hamilton $5,500
Hightstown $5,500
Hopewell $5,500
Lawrence $5,500
West Windsor $5,500
MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Dunellen $5,500
Edison $5,500
Middlesex $5,500
North Brunswick $5,500
Old Bridge $5,500
Piscataway $5,500
South Brunswick $5,500
Spotswood $5,500
MONMOUTH COUNTY
Allentown $5,500
Asbury Park $5,500.
Atlantic Highlands $5,500
Deal $5,500
Eatontown $5,500
Englishtown $5,500
Freehold Twp. $5,500
Highlands $5,500.00
Holmdel $5,500
Keansburg $5,500
Keyport $5,500
Manalapan $5,500
Matawan $5,500
Middletown $5,500
Neptune $5,500
Red Bank $5,500
Sea Girt $5,500
Spring Lake Heights $5,500
Union Beach $5,500
West Long Branch PD $5,500
MORRIS COUNTY
Boonton Township $5,500
Chester Twp. $5,500
Florham Park $5,500
Hanover $5,500
Harding $5,500
Jefferson $5,500
Mendham $5,500
Mendham Twp. $5,500
Morris County Park Police $5,500
Morris Plains $5,500
Morris Twp. $5,500
Mount Olive $5,500
Parsippany-Troy Hills $5,500
Randolph $5,500
Rockaway $5,500

OCEAN COUNTY
Barnegat $5,500
Bay Head $5,500
Brick $5,500
Harvey Cedars $5,500
Jackson $5,500
Lakehurst $5,500
Manchester $5,500
Ocean Gate $5,500
Ocean $5,500
Point Pleasant Beach $5,500
Point Pleasant $5,500
Seaside Heights $5,500
Ship Bottom $5,500
Stafford $5,500
PASSAIC COUNTY
Bloomingdale $5,500
Clifton$5,500
Haledon $5,500
Hawthorne $5,500
Little Falls $5,500
Passaic $5,500
Woodland Park $5,500
SALEM COUNTY
Pennsville $5,500
SOMERSET COUNTY
Bedminster $3,300
Bernards $4,400
Bernardsville $3,300
Bound Brook $5,500
Branchburg $6,600
Bridgewater $3,300
Far Hills $5,500
Franklin $11,000
Green Brook $4,400
Hillsborough $5,500
Manville $4,400
Montgomery $5,500
North Plainfield $2,750
Peapack Gladstone $6,600
Raritan $4,950
Somerset County Sheriff $4,950
Somerville $2,200
South Bound Brook $3,520
Warren $4,400
Watchung $3,520
SUSSEX COUNTY
Hamburg $5,500
Sparta $5,500
Verona $5,500

UNION COUNTY
Berkeley Heights $5,500
Cranford $5,500
Elizabeth $5,500
Hillside $5,500
Linden $5,500
Union $5,500
WARREN COUNTY
Mansfield $5,500

Read more at NJ.com.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Drivers Beware – texting while driving is an extremely dangerous activity, which puts your own, plus other people’s lives at risk!!!

    Incidentally, you may get pulled over and have to pay a well deserved hefty fine.

  2. I live on Long Island. And honestly, driving has become so dangerous over the last 5 years or so. Almost EVERY driver I see, is either holding, talking, texting or dialing their phones. How often do you wait behind a car, at a green light, when the driver before you is looking down & texting? Or a car starts drifting out of their lane, on a highway, while they are fiddling with their phone ?

    Come on people, driving has become a combat zone !!!

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