A bill that would allow the installation of a GPS device on a vehicle’s dashboard, console, or windshield is getting closer to final passage in the New Jersey legislature.
Assembly Transportation Committee chairman John Wisniewski says it would benefit drivers who don’t have a built-in navigation system.
“Having an ability to have that device affixed in a secure location, and modifying the law, which would otherwise give a police officer the ability to write you a summons, is a fair compromise.”
Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti has some concerns about it.
“We see a lot of people with it on the console, but the idea of giving permission to attach it to your windshield with wires hanging down and all does create a distracted driving issue.”
Assemblyman Paul Moriarty says not knowing where you’re going when you’re driving is even more of a distraction.
The Transportation Committee voted to advance the measure to the full Assembly. It won unanimous approval in the Senate in March.