The National Transportation Safety Board announced last week that it is proposing a nationwide ban on all cellphone use while driving, including texting, talking, and emailing. This ban would also include other kinds of portable electronic devices, but exclude GPS systems.
Several accidents over the past few years caused by distracted drivers on their phones has raised the board’s concerns. Just last year, a 19 year-old driver sent or received 11 text messages in just as many minutes before he caused a fatal multi-car pile up, which killed him and a 15 year-old student.
According to a survey the NTSB conducted, half of all drivers 21-24 years-old have admitted that they have texted or emailed while behind the wheel.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse by a distracted driver, contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.