I have represented far too many people who were injured by drivers talking on their cell phones or texting.
A new survey found that 48% of Texas teenagers drive while they are also dialing/talking on their phones, and 45% drive while sending/receiving text messages. Scary, isn’t it?
As of September 1st, it is now for the first time illegal for an under 18 year old driver to use a phone while they are driving.
On Sept. 30th the Department of Transportation is convening a group to study collisions caused by distracted drivers. Just to cite one tragic example, you may remember that 25 people were killed in a train collision in the Los Angeles area when the conductor was too busy texting to notice that the train in front had stopped.