Unknown Rules of The Road?

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It is against the law to use your cell phone while driving.

Many people think that the law only prohibits cell phone use during driving and people think that only when the car is moving.

But the statute clearly states cell phone use is prohibited when operating a motor vehicle. Lawyer and legal analyst Elura Nanos says there’s a gray area there too…

"There are times the car could be in park that you would still be considered operating a motor vehicle. What operating means is going to be up to a case-by-case basis, a judge but the standard by the law is pretty wide."

Lieutenant Brian McKendry of the Gloucester Township Police Department says to date there has been 209 tickets issued for cell phone violations in 2015.

"The law states you cannot use your phone when operating a motor vehicle and that does include when you're stopped at a red light."

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