Prohibiting texting while driving isn’t enough in the state of New Jersey.
A NJ judge has ruled that individuals who text drivers will be held responsible if the driver gets into an accident.
According to PIX 11:
It’s a response to a case brought up by David and Linda Kubert v. Kyle Best and Shannon Colonna.
The case involved an accident back in 2009 where a 17-year-old girl, Shannon Colonna texted her friend, 18-year-old Kyle Best, just before Best crashed his pickup truck into a couple riding on a motorcycle.
The couple, David and Linda Kubert, both lost parts of their legs. They sued not only the truck’s driver, but also the girl who was texting him.
The judge in that particular case ruled that Colonna could not be held liable, but the ruling is used to discourage other situations like Best’s from occurring.
Jersey is not playing any games! Do you think the rule is ridiculous or necessary? Discuss below…
SOURCE: PIX 11