TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — License, registration and your cellphone, please.
Police in New Jersey may soon be allowed to search your cellphone after an accident.
A bill proposed Monday in the New Jersey State Senate would require drivers involved in an accident to hand over their phones — no warrant necessary.
Motorists were mixed on the proposal aimed at cracking down on distracted driving.
“I think it is kind of fair because if you are paying attention to the road, the phone shouldn’t matter,” driver Omar Ali told CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis.
“I think it’s OK, it’s an excellent deterrent,” Lenore Zarin agreed.
But other drivers said the proposal seems like an invasion of privacy.
“I’m against that. You can’t just take my phone out unless I’m doing something wrong with it,” Ron Tillman of Piscataway told Dennis.