Proposed Law in New Jersey State Senate Would Let NJ Police Officers Search Drivers' Cell Phones

Proposed legislation in the New Jersey State Senate would allow police to search a driver’s cell phone without a warrant when determining whether the driver was texting or talking at the time of a traffic accident.
Police officers usually ask motorists to present a driver’s license and vehicle registration after an accident. Under current law, an officer would need to ask for consent, apply for a warrant, or subpoena the driver’s cell phone service in order to determine if the driver’s phone was being actively used when the accident occurred.
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