Sources: Superior Court of NJ's Appellate Division, CNN, Fox News
quote: You're missing the real point. If someone grabs their phone while they are driving to read a text... then cause an accident, only that person is responsible. This is not debatable.
quote: You never absolutely know for sure someone else is driving.
quote: If you *aren't* aware that someone is driving, and you send them a text, you're off the hook.
quote: Well, in some cases you do. Like the court case that started this - the girlfriend knew, for a fact, that her boyfriend was driving at the time she was texting him. Ergo, the court thinks she's culpable.
quote: But it still let the teenage girl off the hook, arguing that the evidence was insufficient to show she knew Mr. Best was driving at the time.
quote: If it weren't for the government, you guys would be out making your own choices and doing things you want to do. That would be terrible.
quote: Texting a driver who is driving COULD MAKE someone liable.
quote: She can choose not to pick up the phone