The results to a survey conducted by the National Safety Council (NSC) show two thirds of the respondents being in favor of stronger enforcement of the existing texting while driving laws, and half of those respondents also favor harsher penalties – such as loss of the driver’s license and higher car insurance premiums – for those ticketed for texting while driving, particularly if they are repeat offenders.
In order to reduce your chances of being involved in a texting-while-driving accident, the NSC recommends that you simply switch off your cell phone when you get in your car. It is a natural reaction to answer the phone when it rings, and doing so distracts you from paying full attention to the road with potentially dangerous consequences. A simple pre-set voicemail can inform callers that you are driving and will return their call when it is safe to do so.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident in South Florida resulting from another driver’s texting while driving, you may be entitled to money damages. The attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. have over three decades of experience in accidents, liability and personal injury cases. Contact us today, toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert. We will evaluate your claim free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to secure your legal rights. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.