The drive-in at your local McDonald’s could rank up there with the neighborhood bar when it comes to sending dangerous drivers back out on the road, at least according to a trio of New Jersey lawmakers, and they want to do something about it.
They’re asking colleagues to pass a new bill that would, among other things, bar motorists from sipping on a cup of coffee or nibbling on a burger while behind the wheel. A first-time offense can carry up to $400 in fines, something that jumps to as much as $800 for a third offense — plus a 90-day license suspension and points.
It’s not that NJ Assemblyman John Wisniewski equates sipping a caffeinated latte with guzzling alcohol. He and Assembly co-sponsors Nicholas Chiaravalloti and Patrick Diegnan are trying to target the broader issue of distracted driving — an issue federal regulators say contributes to at least 11 percent of all fatal crashes in the U.S. Continue [HERE].
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