Driving while Texting
The movement to ban driving while sending text messages on a cell phone is gaining increased support across the US. While such laws have not yet been passed in Iowa, several bills that would have banned cell phone use while driving have been discussed. It is not difficult to understand why such bills have gained popular support; the statistics show that cell phone use while driving is highly dangerous.
A Deadly Habit
Surveys have shown that texting while driving is more common among younger drivers, especially those under the age of 25. Unfortunately, this may suggest that the issue is a growing trend that will become more widespread as younger generations begin driving. Despite surveys in which teens admitted to knowing how dangerous driving and texting is, a significant percentage also admitted to doing it anyway.
Sending texts, speaking on the phone, changing the song on an MP3 player, or any other use of a handheld device can greatly increase the risk of a car accident. In fact, a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be involved in accidents.
Our experienced Iowa negligent driver injury attorneys believe that holding drivers responsible for the harm they do is an effective way to reduce dangerous actions. We can help you fight for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, automobile repairs, and more.
No one should have to live with staggering expenses, physical pain, or other consequences of someone else’s mistake. To discuss your grounds for legal action against a negligent driver, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.