Police in New Jersey may soon have to note whether a driver was distracted before having an accident.
A bill approved by an Assembly committee last week requires officers to check a box describing the type of distraction.
The list includes hair grooming, eating, changing the radio, reading, attending to a pet or using a fax machine.
The bill bars insurance companies from using the information to increase policyholders’ rates.
The state Transportation Department would compile an annual report.
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