Early this week, a bill passed in the Pennsylvania State Senate that banned the practice of texting on a cell phone while driving. Texting while driving will now be considered a primary offense that comes with a fine of $100. Additionally, talking on your cell phone and driving is also banned; however, this will not be considered a primary offense. The use of hands-free devices, such as Bluetooth, is allowed for experienced drivers, but not those who hold a learner’s permit or a junior driver’s license.
Distracted driving is one of the major causes of motor vehicle accidents, especially with young and inexperienced drivers. Distracted drivers may also swerve off the road, hitting stop signs, telephone poles, and most seriously, other people walking or biking. If you feel that you have been wrongly injured due to an accident with a distracted driver, please contact our law office for a consultation at no cost to you.