New Jersey lawmakers must not be coffee drinkers.
Several New Jersey state assemblymen have proposed a bill that would put an end to having your cup of morning joe while driving to work, according to USA Today.
The law aims to crack down on distracted driving, and while it doesn’t specifically outlaw drinking coffee while driving, it is trying to ban “any activity unrelated to the actual operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of the vehicle on a public road or highway,” according to the text of the law.
That means just about anything that will keep your eyes off the road will be illegal, including sipping on your coffee, eating, and personal grooming. According to the the New Jersey Department of Highway Traffic Safety and USA Today, more than 3,000 fatal crashes were caused by distracted driving in 2014.
If the bill passes, it could make your next Starbucks run slightly more expensive. First-time offenders will be fined at minimum $200. If they are caught three times, the fine increases to $600 minimum and $800 maximum. The driver could also lose their license.