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The dangers of using an electronic device on the road

| Sep 11, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

On the road, many different types of behaviors are against the law, from operating a vehicle while intoxicated to going over the speed limit. However, drivers also need to understand the importance of staying focused behind the wheel and familiarize themselves with laws related to the use of electronic devices. 

When distracted drivers place lives in danger, they need to answer for their actions. Regrettably, this behavior is surprisingly common and many people do not understand how dangerous it is to operate a vehicle while using a phone (or another electronic device). In the digital age, this has become especially common. 

Reviewing the legality of phone use while driving

Some states allow the use of a phone while operating a vehicle but do not permit texting while driving. In fact, the Federal Communications Commission reports that 48 states as well as D.C. prohibit drivers from texting while operating a motor vehicle. Furthermore, states are imposing increasingly strict laws and penalties with respect to distracted driving. 

Reviewing the consequences of distracted driving

Sadly, this behavior remains far too common and leads to the loss of many innocent lives. Using a phone to make calls is very dangerous on the road, but texting is especially risky since it often results in drivers taking their hands off the wheel and looking at their device to read messages.

Regrettably, some irresponsible drivers continue to ignore laws that are put in place to save lives and prevent disastrous collisions. Those who behave in such a reckless manner need to answer for their actions, especially if they cause an accident.