This month Alabama added itself to the list of 39 states to have enacted a ban on texting while driving.
What does the new law mean for you? On the surface, offenders can receive up to $75 fines for their third and subsequent violations as well as two points added to their driving record at the State Department of Public Safety. Beneath the surface, it means the state is shedding light and tackling a very serious and dangerous issue facing Alabamians: distracted drivers.
Did you know…
- 1 in 5 accident reports cite Distracted Driving as the cause for the accident.
- Cell phones are involved in nearly 1,000 fatal car accidents every year.
- Cell phone use while driving reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent (Carnegie Mellon)
- Even the use of hands free devices can decrease reaction time the same if one were drinking and driving with a BAC of .08 (Source: University of Utah)
For more interesting facts and information about distracted driving check out distracteddriveraccidents.com.
While it is good to be aware of the dangers, it is even better to be prepared. Having the right legal representation from the beginning can greatly lower the stress and get you through your case with the resolution and settlement you deserve. Contact an experienced Montgomery personal injury lawyer for a free legal consultation.