Poll finds N.J. drivers have bad habits

A new Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind poll shows New Jersey drivers still have some bad habits.

One in three drivers in the Garden State say they go 70 mph on the highway most of the time. Fairleigh Dickinson political science professor Dan Cassino says 80 percent of those questioned believe they’re likely to get a ticket for speeding.

“So this doesn’t seem like it’s carelessness, but it just seems like a calculated risk on the part of these drivers,” Cassino said. “They think they can speed — and if they get ticketed, it’s going to be worth the extra time they make up. They’re generally wrong, but it’s the decision they’re making”

Nineteen percent of New Jersey drivers admit they still text while behind the wheel.

Cassino says most Garden State motorists consider their driving skills to be above average so they think they can get away with the risky behavior.

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