Kinnelon Mayor Robert Collins has a message for residents: don’t text and drive.
Collins asked police Chief John Finkle at the Aug. 15 council meeting to look into Nikki’s Law, NorthJersey.com reported.
The law is named after Nikki Kellenyi, an 18-year-old was died in a car accident last year. She was in the backseat of a car that collided with a truck while at an intersection in Washington Township in Gloucester Township. The teenager driver of the vehicle Kellenyi was in may have been using a cell phone while driving.
Collins said that within the next month officials would attempt to raise the public’s awareness of texting while driving.