By Peter Mucha: Inquirer Staff Writer
And her husband, Jimmie, won't forget his.
"I was on speaker!" she said.
He was over the Delaware River on a bridge.
"He didn't care. He was so proud of himself," the special education teacher said. "... He had this grin, like, 'Ha ha, I got you!' "
"He's mad about the ticket," Dora Maule said. "He was not happy."
Thousands of Garden State travelers now have similar stories to tell.
That's about $4 million extra revenue. It's not exactly a windfall, though, since during the 12 months ending last June, the state handed out 5.6 million tickets for moving and parking violations.
A check for Cherry Hill found 51 tickets issued to drivers for using phones during March, April and May, she said.
New Jersey's law does permit handheld-phoning in emergencies or to report a crime, fire or other public danger to authorities.
If it does, Shapiro said he'd propose an amendment that would cover only handheld phones, but apply to all drivers.
Indeed, drivers having phone conversations are four times as likely to have an accident - even with hands-free devices, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.