09-26-2011 This is something that is self forbidden. For the safety of my children and ultimately myself as well I do not text when I am driving. It was a bad habit that I did often regardless of the laws that were passed in NJ. It was never the fear of the fines that made me stop it was the desire to do the right thing for the people I loved. It's my gift to them to keep them as safe as possible when they are riding with me.