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Latest Texting while driving Stories

2013-11-12 08:43:01

Annual State Farm® Distracted Driving survey shows drivers use phones for much more than talking. BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday travel season is upon us, and State Farm today released its annual research report on distracted driving, with troubling findings. Though cell phone use and texting while driving remain a serious concern on the nation's highways, with increasing frequency drivers admit to other distracting behaviors, particularly accessing the internet...

2013-11-07 23:25:18

With the majority of country united in concern over car wrecks being caused by the distraction of communication devices while operating motor vehicles, Angus Lawton of the Lawton Law Firm believes that the final three states are expected to eventually follow suit. Mount Pleasant, SC (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Leading local attorney Angus M. Lawton expressed confidence that the last three States without a legal ban on texting while driving – Arizona, Montana, and his own South Carolina...

2013-10-30 23:31:43

Houston car accident lawyer Albert M. Hassler III weighs in on article claiming that texting while driving auto accidents in Texas likely happen more often than reports indicate. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Houston TX personal injury lawyer Albert M. Hassler III, a founding partner of Smith & Hassler law firm, said today he was not surprised by a recent news report claiming that statistics for auto accidents caused by distracted drivers in Texas are likely “vastly”...

2013-10-26 23:01:54

Attorney from Joye Law Firm encourages all motorists to refrain from texting while driving and calls for a statewide ban on the dangerous practice. North Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 Attorney Mark Joye today praised a recent decision by the Charleston City Council to ban texting while driving in the city, calling it a good step toward protecting people in the city from car accidents caused by distracted driving. “It’s been well established that distracted driving – and...

2013-10-22 12:21:44

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From texting and checking social media to changing music and talking with friends, teens admit to driving distracted at a much higher rate than their parents realize, a recent nationwide survey shows. The study, commissioned by Bridgestone Americas, found that parents significantly underestimated the driving distractions in which their teen engages. Teens are almost 25 percent more likely to engage in common distractions, such as socializing...

2013-10-17 23:30:10

Kentucky auto accident attorney Robert Shelton of the Shelton Law Group says he hopes the state receives federal funding next year for texting while driving educational efforts Louisville, KY (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Louisville personal injury lawyer Rob Shelton of the Shelton Law Group today said he hopes politicians work out the details next year that prevented the State of Kentucky from receiving a $100,000 federal grant aimed at educating people about the dangers of distracted driving...

2013-10-15 23:35:04

Car accident attorney McKinney of the Law Offices of Richard McKinney says he hopes the study serves as a reminder to all motorists about their responsibilities while driving and the consequences of their actions. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Seattle texting while driving accident lawyer Richard McKinney today said motorists should avoid dangerous behavior such as using cellphones while driving, especially in light of a recent study in Washington that revealed the extent of...

2013-10-14 23:27:22

Personal injury attorney Tony R. Bertolino of Bertolino LLP recommends that drivers turn off their cellphones or keep them out of reach to avoid the temptation of reading or sending a message and putting themselves and others on the road at risk. Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 Austin, Texas car accident lawyer Tony R. Bertolino today commented on recent reports about a New Jersey court decision which found that someone who knowingly sends a text message to a driver could share...

2013-10-14 09:16:47

US research reveals that 4 out of 5 college student drivers have used their cell phones to send or receive text messages while driving despite the majority recognizing that the activity represents a risk. Garold Lantz and Sandra Loeb of the McGowan School of Business, at King's College, in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, found that male drivers are more likely to engage in texting while driving but consider themselves more proficient drivers than others and so less likely to endanger themselves...

2013-10-06 23:02:09

James Morris, of the Law Offices of James Morris, said he is pleased to see educational efforts designed to crack down on texting while driving in New York. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) October 06, 2013 A campaign against texting and driving that includes the participation of 25 area school districts could save lives, according to James Morris, a lawyer in Buffalo for victims of car accidents and other personal injuries. The Democrat and Chronicle (“Schools send message to students: Don't...