If you use your cell phone in the car beware: The Verona Police Department set up a post at the intersection of Bloomfield and Lakeside avenues yesterday and netted more than 40 violations in a four-hour period. Verona Police Chief Doug Huber said the summonses included both using a hand-held device while driving and moving violations.
New Jersey outlawed the use of hand-held devices while driving in 2008. The fine for a violation has risen to $130 from $100 since then, and is likely to get even more onerous in the near future: State lawmakers are talking about imposing a fine surcharge on repeat offenders and even issuing points to the driver’s license. The law covers not only talking and listening to cell phone calls, but also texting.