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Unfortunately, texting accident related deaths are becoming all too common due to the use of cell phones while driving motor vehicles. As a result, our injury lawyers represent more and more victims of text while driving (TWD) accidents. TWD accidents lead to more and more auto accidents injuries and even death. According to the studies, driving while text messaging is the equivalent of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Car accidents from texting are becoming very commonplace, especially among teenagers.
Text While Driving (TWD) Prevention Video
AT&T’s Textng & Drivng Campaign Urges Consumers That ‘It Can Wait. This documentary featuring families affected by texting while behind the wheel is being distributed to educators, government officials, safety organizations and public as part of a educational awareness campaign.
California Vehicle Code ([VC] §23123): Use of a wireless (cellular) telephone is prohibited unless it is being used with a hands-free device. Any other uses of a cell phone (text messaging, email, facebook, etc..) are prohibited while operating a vehicle.
Pursuant to California Vehicle Code (VC §23124): Drivers under the age of 18 years of age are prohibited from using a wireless (cellular) telephone. Even if you are using a hands-free device, you are still in violation of California law. In sum, any use of a cell phone is prohibited.
The results of texting while driving are devastating. Parents should teach their teenage drivers not to text and drive in the same way we are all taught not to drink and drive. They are almost identical in result. Taking your eyes off the road for a few seconds can, and will, lead to a serious car accident. In our cases, we see more and more insurance companies will subpoena cell phone records to find out whether or not the drivers were using their cell phones. Don’t text and drive – it is not worth it.
At The May Firm, we always caution our friends and family to be safe while operating a motor vehicle, which means DO NOT TEXT while driving. The results of TWD accidents can be life changing so please be safe while operating a car, responding to a text message can wait. The risks of driving while using a phone, especially to text, are too great. If anyone has been involved in a texting while driving accident call a California text accident attorney at The May Firm today for a free case consultation.
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