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We know all know the phrase “Texting and Driving” and how dangerous it is to the driver and other motorists on the road. However, it is just one component that falls under the all encompassing “Distracted Driving” category.
You may be wondering, what exactly qualifies distracted driving? It is the practice of driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity. These activities include but are not limited to: texting, cellphone usage, eating, drinking, talking, grooming and reading.
Stricter penalties have been put in place to end distracted driving. For example, distracted driving will now land you 5 points on your license instead of 3 points. Law officials are cracking down on this serious issue by setting up additional checkpoints to detect this behavior.
Distracted driving is a real problem in today’s society that can end in tragedy. However, distracted driving is a voluntary choice made by drivers across the country. Therefore, it is a problem that can be solved by advising people of its grave consequences.
To protect your rights in the event of an injury, turn to the experienced personal injury lawyers of Levine and Wiss, PLLC. Please contact Levine and Wiss, PLLC for support. Call toll free at 1.888.GOT.HURT (468-4878).