Distracted Driving

South Amboy, New Jersey, Distracted Driving Attorney

Checking your phone, putting your makeup on and watching your pet are just a handful of examples of common activities that get drivers in South Amboy pulled over and cited for distracted driving (also referred to as unsafe driving) every day. The first thing that comes to your mind might be questions about where specifically in the state laws it says you can't pet your dog and drive. The answer is simple: It doesn't say that specifically, but what it does say is that it is illegal to engage in activities that impair your ability to drive safely. So if a police officer sees that you are paying more attention to your dog than the road, a ticket is likely not far behind. Every state has some type of general distracted driving law in place to limit activities that might take your eyes off the road, even if it's just for a moment.

The umbrella "unsafe driving" term means that there is a lot of subjectivity on the part of a police officer to determine whether he or she thinks you are doing something that takes your attention away from the road. While New Jersey has a separate law banning cellphone use while driving, there are still a lot of things you can get pulled over for that you may not have known were necessarily against the law. Common South Amboy distracted driving activities include:

  • Playing with the radio, CD player or GPS system
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to car passengers
  • Grooming activities (.e.g., shaving and putting makeup on)
  • Tending to pets and children

Ticketing distracted driving is aimed at curbing nonessential driving behaviors that can lead to serious accidents and injuries. Getting a South Amboy distracted driving ticket can be a big headache and something you should work with an experienced attorney to fight. Because a ticket is almost always a result of a police officer simply seeing you engaging in a perceived distraction, there are viable defenses available that can serve to reduce or eliminate the charges against you. The Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, can help.

The Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC

At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, fighting your South Amboy distracted driving ticket is possible. I have over 25 years of experience helping people in your situation and will work hard to get you the same positive results he has gotten so many clients in the past. Your first consultation is always free and designed to go over any questions you may have about fighting a traffic ticket. Paying your unsafe driving ticket means that you are also admitting guilt and accepting the fines and additional penalties against you. Give the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, a call before you pay your ticket. I look forward to working with you!