BEFORE we the people, our legislatures, or the proper lobbying groups DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS CRAZINESS!!
If the sight of the drivers all around you on the interstate, dialing/using one driving arm to hold or dial their cell/smart phones scares you as much as it does me, you’ve got a right to be angry or concerned, or both.
Various studies have shown that driving while using a cell phone can be as dangerous as driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit. Estimates of the number of U.S. traffic deaths caused by cell phone talking while driving are generally in the 2,000 – 3,000 range with one hundred times as many injuries. Yes that is SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND accidents caused by cell phones. NOW, add in text messaging!
The best remedy for this menace would be common sense by most drivers and a realization that the common practice is anti-social and dangerous. YEAH, RIGHT!
Legislation that say Cell phones may only be used hands-free, followed by tough enforcement, are the ONLY answer and need to be implemented.
I now use Bluetooth in my vehicle after formerly being a dangerous dialer/phone holder/texter until a few months ago. Use hands-free, dial ONLY when stopped, and never text in the car. I am going to write a whole series of blogs on this epidemic that will soon rise to surpass intoxication and fatigue as the leading cause of death, paralyzation, and serious personal injury, including lost careers and major medical bills.
A partner with Inserra & Kelley, Attorneys At Law since 1993, Craig Kelley focuses on personal injury law with a large emphasis on motorcycle and bicycle related cases and claims with the goal of first helping clients heal and then getting speedy resolution of their disputes.