Saturday, April 6, 2013
The People Against Distracted Driving assembly was sponsored by the Parent Teacher Student Association
Saturday, April 6
The Lacey Township High School Parent Teacher Student Associations recently sponsored an assembly for health classes that discouraged texting and driving. Speaker Mike Kellenyi lost his 18-year-old daughter in April 2012 to a “distracted driver,” said Donna McAvoy of the PTSA. Now he speaks, along with Miss Atlantic County Lindsey Giannini, about the effects of distracted driving. The assembly was a People Against Distracted Driving presentation.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Pilot program launching in Ocean County to distribute a limited number of the apps free of charge
As the battle to curtail texting and driving rages on, law enforcement officials continue to look for ways to discourage drivers from taking the risk. A cell phone application that disables the phone when a vehicle is traveling over a certain rate of speed may be the answer police departments have sought. “Prosecutors have now been given great authority to charge a person with assault by auto or vehicular homicide, if it is proven that they were texting while driving,” Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said. However, she said, the better option is to educate the public and deter the action in the first place. To that end, the prosecutor’s office and the Ocean County Association of Chiefs of Police have entered into an agreement to…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Judge in New Jersey to decide Friday if woman whose boyfriend seriously injured a couple in an auto accident while reading her text message can be added to lawsuit.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
One of the big advantages of sending a text message as compared to an e-mail is that the text pops up on the front of someone's cellphone immediately. So can you be held liable if the person reading that message loses control of a vehicle and injures someone? A New Jersey judge says he will rule on that question Friday in a case involving a Dover couple who each lost a leg after their motorcycle was struck by a driver allegedly reading a text message. According to the Daily Record, court records show that Kyle Best, who was 18 at the time, and his girlfriend, Shannon Colonna, exchanged numerous text messages on the day of the crash, including one sent just before he lost control of his pickup truck near Montville and struck a motorcycle …