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Robert Olkowitz believes the working people are the backbone of this country. He feels they are the most in need and deserving of the highest quality representation and immediate relief from an injury to support families and maintain lifestyles. For over 30 years, New Jersey personal injury attorney Robert Olkowitz has been there to fight for those injured and disabled in New Jersey.

In 1995, Robert Olkowitz founded the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. so he could continue his advocacy for individuals and their loved ones needing legal help with personal injury, Social Security disability and appeals, and workers compensation cases. Mr. Olkowitz has …

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Automobile Accidents Blog Post

Texting While Driving

Distracted driving, which includes texting, causes 16 percent of fatal car crashes and 20 percent of accidents causing some injury. Making its way through the New Jersey legislature is a new bill authorizing the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Director of Division of Highway and Traffic Safety, to place signs throughout the state reminding motorists that texting while driving is against the law.


  • Teen drivers are the worst offenders although half of adults admit to texting while driving on the job.
  • 10 percent of drivers aged 16 to 24 years old are on their phone at any one time
  • 40 percent of teens admit to texting while driving.


With fourteen youths a day killed in car accidents caused by texting, cell phone companies are creating apps to prevent texting while driving.


AT&T launched a campaign It Can Wait to alert teens to the dangers of texting while driving. Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile have joined in this summer advertising effort. AT&T has a simulator on its It Can Wait site to let teens see how even a short distraction can be lethal.


  • DriveSafe.ly provides a free app that reads out loud texts and emails and automatically sends responses to incoming messages. It’s available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows phones.


  • Safe Texting R is an iPhone app for $0.99 that reminds drivers not to text while the car is in motion.



Be sure to contact experienced counsel who understands New Jersey insurance and motor vehicle law in the event of an accident caused by distracted driving.

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