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Texters Held Liable When Not Present
2013-08-29 09:36:44

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s now even more risky to text while driving in New Jersey. An appeals court has ruled the sender of a text message can be held liable for negligence if the recipient is involved in an accident, even if the sender is not on the road. A 2009 accident involving an 18-year old in a pickup and a couple riding on a motorcycle is at the center of this case, and its ruling has just been overturned by a panel of judges. Text message...

Judge Could Make It Illegal To Text A Driver
2012-05-23 11:12:18

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com We´re at the point in our society where texting while driving is commonly understood to be more than dangerous, it can be outright deadly. In the same way smoking was discovered to be the root cause of a huge problem and then subsequently banned as tobacco makers were taken to task in our nation´s courtrooms, texting while driving has also spent its share of time being discussed in legal battles. Just like smoking, there have even been rather...

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