California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Utah, Washington and the District of Columbia have issued a stricter jurisdiction-wide ban on driving while talking on a cell phone in an effort to further lower car accident statistics in those states.
Our car accident attorneys believe that this is another step in the right direction to further curb cell phone use while driving a car. When a driver is distracted by talking on cell phone, their attention is distracted and causes car accidents. These accidents can cause serious injuries or wrongful death.
Now, states are further cracking down on stopping cell phone use in the car and in doing so, preventing future automobile accidents
“Careless Driving” is how Utah labels the offense and under its state law, no one commits an offense when speaking on a cell phone unless they are also committing some other moving violation other than speeding.
The other states listed are also enforcing more laws in regards to text messaging while driving, another cause of car crashes, and as well as who can use the phone at all and where they can use it. Already efforts to lower car accident statistics can be seen in the laws that ban use of all cellular phones while driving a school bus in 17 states and the District of Columbia. On top of that, the use of all cellular phones by novice drivers is restricted in 20 states and the District of Columbia.
As auto accident attorneys, we believe that cell phone usage causes negligent driving that that leads to car accidents and car accident injuries. In the worst cases, cell phone usage can cause a fatal car accident.
Put down the phone, pay attention to the road and do your part to lower car accident statistics in your state this year.
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