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Texting While Driving Banned by Another State, Thirty-Two in Total

Indiana recently passed legislation making it the 32nd state that has banned texting while driving.  Officials from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration state that texting is a leading type of “distracted driving,” which, according to the NHTSA, is reportedly involved in approximately 20% of all automobile accidents.  And the effect of using a cellphone while driving is not insignificant: a driver distracted by a cellphone or similar device has his or her reactions delayed to the same extent as if that driver had a blood alcohol content at the legal limit of 0.8%. 

For more information about the Department of Transportation’s initiative regarding distracted driving, please review the DOT’s website, www.distraction.gov.

Robert E. Byrne, Jr. of MartinWren, P.C. practices commercial litigation and as a member of MartinWren’s Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers group, Charlottesville Personal Injury Lawyers group, as a Distracted Driving Accident Attorney, and a member of the Charlottesville Automobile Accident Lawyers group.  For information regarding Bob’s services, please contact him at (434) 817-3100 or by email at byrne@martinwrenlaw.com.