Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Friday, April 20, a bill that is intended to help curb road rage on New Jersey roadways.
Dubbed Jessica’s Law, the new rule boosts the punishment for anyone who drives recklessly in an attempt to endanger someone.
The rule is named for Jessica Rogers of Hamilton, NJ. At age 16, Rogers suffered severe injuries and was paralyzed from the neck down following a March 2005 wreck that resulted from an incident with another vehicle. The driver of the vehicle she was riding in hit a pole while trying to catch a car that cut him off. The driver spent four months in jail.