Thousands of drivers across New Jersey are getting letters from the state police about their distracted driving. It's a real wake-up notice, and it should be taken seriously. The state is cracking down on this serious problem and for a good reason.
Everyone knows that drinking and driving is illegal, but what if you're not the one driving? In most states, including New Jersey, open container laws extend to passengers in most types of vehicles. That means that even if you're just a passenger, you still can't drink alcohol or have an open container in the passenger area. If caught, you could face fines of $200 or 10 days of community service.