New Jersey lawmakers propose a bill to eliminate distracted driving

Bill would give officers the right to take phones at the scene of an accident

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TRENTON, New Jersey -

Those who use their phone while driving may not want to in New Jersey. New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would require drivers to give their phones along with their license and registration to police officers at the scene of an accident.

The bill was proposed by state Sen. James Holzapfel. It would give officers the right to scroll through your phone without a warrant. The bill will be to find out if the phone was in use at the time of the accident.

After the officer is finished looking in the phone, they will be required to return all cellphones.

If this bill is passed, it would be the first of its kind.

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