On Saturday, March 1, 2008, the amended law making it a primary motor vehicle offense for the operator of a motor vehicle to talk, text message, or send an electronic message with a hand-held wireless telephone or communication device took effect. This bill, which was signed into law by Governor Jon S. Corzine on November 2, 2007, establishes a $100.00 fine for a violation of this law. No points will be assessed for the offense.
The amended law allows the operator of a motor vehicle to use a hand-held wireless telephone while driving with one hand on the steering wheel only for the following reasons: 1) The operator has reason to fear for his/her life or safety, or believes that a criminal act may be perpetrated against him/her or another; 2) the operator is using this device to report to appropriate authorities a fire, traffic crash, serious road hazard, medical or hazardous material emergency, or another motorist who is driving in a reckless, careless or otherwise unsafe manner or who appears to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
This link will take you to a summary of the new law…..Primary Cell Phone Law Summary