The “Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis’ Law” was signed by New Jersey’s Lieutenant Governor, allowing prosecutors to charge drivers in the state with vehicular homicide should an accident caused by cellphone use lead to a fatality. The law was named after victims of distracted driving. A reckless texting driver who kills someone can now be punished with five to ten years in prison and slapped with a $150,000 fine. If a driver only injures someone, he or she can be sent to jail for up to a year and a half and fined $1,000 to $10,000.
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