They were talking about this on the radio when I was on my way home. One caller said something rather interesting. While he agreed this proposal was ridiculous, 20 years ago, no one thought about going after the bartender who served a guy drinks who later ended up in a crash. 20 years ago, no one thought about going after the tobacco companies because smokers were getting cancer.Wow, whiel I"m all for harsh penalties for people who text while drive then get involved in a crash, NJ wants to go after the person who SENT the text to the driver?
This is just another sign of the changing times. Not to get political, but it's the liberal mantra again: No one is responsible for their own behavior, there's always someone to blame.
So while this sounds ridiculous at the onset, I wouldn't be surprised if there was eventual legislation. Texting someone who happens to be driving, can make YOU liable for any damages.