When the Other Driver Is Texting
It is not difficult to spot when a driver in your midst is texting – such drivers tend to slow down, weave a bit in the driving lane, and otherwise drive erratically. The fact is that texting behind the wheel is one of the most dangerous driving practices out there, and it often leads to life-threatening accidents. If a texting driver causes you or someone you love to be injured in a car accident, don’t wait to consult with an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney.
An Alarming Distraction
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) makes it very clear exactly how dangerous texting while driving is with this statement – Texting is the most alarming distraction. In fact, in 2020 alone, 3,142 people lost their lives to distracted drivers, many of whom were texting.
The Laws in California
The California Vehicle Code is very clear on the matter of texting behind the wheel. Consider the following:
- It is illegal to operate a vehicle while holding and using a phone (or any kind of mobile communication device) unless the phone is specifically designed for hands-free, voice-controlled use.
- Motorists are allowed to operate their smartphones behind the wheel only if their phones are mounted somewhere that is easily accessible, but that does not block the driver’s view and only if the motorists can activate the features in question with a single tap or swipe of the finger.
Turn to an Experienced Beverly Hills Distracted Driver Attorney for the Help You Need
The formidable Beverly Hills car accident attorneys at Jalilvand Law recognize the serious nature of your situation and are well prepared to skillfully advocate for just compensation that supports your fullest recovery. We’re here to help, so please don’t wait to contact or call us at 310.478.5800 for more information today.