Video chatting while driving is actually legal in N.J. Lawmaker wants to change that. (NMA Mention)

Steve Carrellas, the New Jersey state chapter coordinator for the National Motorists Association, expressed opposition when contacted Tuesday night.

Carrellas said it is wrong to equate chatting on FaceTime, which he described as not necessarily any different that communicating with a passenger, to watching a television show via a cell phone. He said that existing laws, such as the careless driving and unsafe driving statutes, already enable a police officer to pull over a motorist who is not driving properly.

“He’s pandering,” he said of Chiaravalloti.