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The Dangers of Texting While Driving

2014-09-15T18:04:13+00:00September 15th, 2014|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

Texting and driving is a combination that has produced numerous accidents on the road, with a frightening number resulting to fatalities.  In fact, studies have shown that texting while driving is considered as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. The use of mobile devices while on the road leads to distracted driving which means that the driver is less likely to notice road and safety signals, pedestrians and the signals coming from other vehicles.  Failure to heed these signals has led to injuries and deaths that could have been prevented had the driver not been using a mobile device while on the wheel. Legal Repercussions of Texting While Driving  In the US, there are laws banning the use of mobile devices or the act of texting while someone is on the wheel.  Also, different states have passed [...]