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Released: 2/27/2008 

DRPA Public Safety Officials Remind Motorists of NJ Cell Phone Law

The Delaware River Port Authority’s Public Safety Division wants to remind motorists that effective Saturday, March 1, it is a primary offense for a motorist to talk or text with a hand-held wireless device while driving in New Jersey.

As a way to further communicate this to the public, variable message signs with the message, “Starting March 1 in NJ Drive and Chat = Ticket,” will be in place at the entrance of the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges until March 7.

“This is a really important traffic safety issue,” said DRPA Lt. Brian Kelly. “It is our hope that by assisting with the communication of this message, we will help reduce cell phone usage by motorists, which in turn may decrease the number of accidents.”

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation and development agency. DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges, PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.

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