Indiana recently passed legislation making it the 32nd state that has banned texting while driving. Officials from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration state that texting is a leading type of “distracted driving,” which, according to the NHTSA, is reportedly involved in approximately 20% of all automobile accidents. And the effect of using a cellphone while driving is not insignificant: a driver distracted by a cellphone or similar device has his or her reactions delayed to the same extent as if that driver had a blood alcohol content at the legal limit of 0.8%.
For more information about the Department of Transportation’s initiative regarding distracted driving, please review the DOT’s website, www.distraction.gov.
Robert E. Byrne, Jr. of MartinWren, P.C. practices commercial litigation and as a member of MartinWren’s Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers group, Charlottesville Personal Injury Lawyers group, as a Distracted Driving Accident Attorney, and a member of the Charlottesville Automobile Accident Lawyers group. For information regarding Bob’s services, please contact him at (434) 817-3100 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.