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Trenton Democrats Want to Make Drinking Coffee While Driving In N.J. Illegal

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August 6,2016

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Ridgewood NJ , New Jersey Democrat Lawmakers are at it again ,and they want to take away your morning coffee. Under the guise of trying to crack down on distracted driving NJ Democrats are looking to ban anything that takes your hands off a steering wheel, including eating, drinking coffee.

Democrat lawmakers are currently pushing a bill, A-1908, that specifically prohibits a driver from engaging in any activity such as eating, drinking or using electronic devices not related to the operation of the vehicle. New Jersey already bans cellphone usage while driving.Violators could face fines from $200 to $400 for the first offense, $400 to $600 for a second offense and $600 to $800 for a third or subsequent offense. A third violation may also result in a driver’s license suspension of up to 90 days and a motor vehicle points penalty at the court’s discretion.

No surprise the bill is sponsored by Assemblyman John Wisniewski, a Democrat in Middlesex County, and Nicholas Chiaravalloti, a Democrat in Hudson County. The bill is modeled after a similar law in Maine that punishes drivers for using an electronic device, applying cosmetics or performing personal grooming while driving.
The bill was introduced early this year and has been referred to the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee. No votes have been scheduled so far but its August and the only people left in Trenton are the people with no friends perhaps sizing up another opportunity to pick New Jersey tax payers pockets clean.
Democrat Wisniewski has pushed similar bills in the past, saying that, ” education is an important goal not ticketing everyone who drives.” Sure John and have I got a bridge to sell you.
Once again Trenton is in a desperate quest for funds and clearly willing to say or do anything to get into your pocket. Will they next announce that the “Coffee fines” will make up for the public pension short fall or fund the Transportation Slush Fund ,we mean Trust Fund. Stay tuned you cant make this stuff up.

8 thoughts on “Trenton Democrats Want to Make Drinking Coffee While Driving In N.J. Illegal

  1. On a hot day in summer there should be a law against eating a chocolate covered Dove bar while driving,after purchasing a box of them at the supermarket. As the bar melts a piece of chocolate starts to break off the bar. You don’t want to lose it , so you concentrate on it while you are trying to concentrate on driving and you make all sorts of head contortions and drive one handed as you deal with the scrap of delicious chocolate. From now on I will always sit in car, consume bar, then drive. I promise.

  2. LOL Diane, great visual…and a commendable confession. Many potential reprobates will surely be warded off from a life of crime now that they’ve been apprised of your example.

  3. Well will it be alright to pass gas in the car will driving because sometimes my body goes through contortions when I do that.

  4. TMI, 7:52!

  5. If we could just save one life it would be worth it.. ban everything.

  6. Does iced tea count?

  7. Used to drive stick with the right hand alternating between operating the shifter and holding a coke, the left hand holding a Wendy’s Double with Cheese or a box of fries, the right foot on the accelerator, and the left leg alternating between the left foot depressing and releasing the clutch, and the left knee guiding the steering wheel. In other words, lunch on the road (highway driving). Once the kids came the concept of safety filtered its way in and this maneuver became quite rare. Also the manual transmission went away, unfortunately.

  8. Leave it to democraps… The party that screams how tolerant they are of everything and then continue to strip our rights. Liberals around here are so stupid.

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