New York auto accident lawyer-Jonathan C. Reiter-alerts drivers beware text messaging while driving can kill!

/ C. Reiter/ 09/29/2009
New York personal injury attorney, Jonathan C. Reiter, a New York automobile accident lawyer experienced in all types of motor vehicle collision cases, reports recent studies reveal text messaging while driving increases the risk of crashes 23 fold. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced a new policy urging all state law makers to ban text messaging while driving. GSHA, the nonprofit organization whose leaders are appointed by state Governors to represent highway safety offices across the country, asserts texting while driving is “…indisputably a distraction and a serious highway safety problem.” The GHSA believes the text messaging while driving ban will send a clear message to the public that distracted driving causes motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) which causes injuries and deaths on our nation’s highways and roadways.

A recent study released by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on text messaging while operating a light or heavy vehicle (car or truck) asserts the following:

Driving requires visual attention and text messaging diverts the driver’s eyes away from the road

  • Text messaging should be banned for drivers of all motor vehicles including cars, trucks, and SUVS
  • “Headset” cell phone use is not substantially safer then “hand-held”
  • Newly licensed teen drivers should be banned from ALL cell phone use

New York automobile accident lawyer, J.C. Reiter, with the New York personal injury law firm of Jonathan C. Reiter supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the members of the GSHA in their efforts to educate the public and improve the overall safety of drivers and passengers on our nation’s highways and roadways. Recent studies have surfaced in the past year with strong evidence suggesting text messaging while driving can be equivalent or worse to driving while under the influence of alcohol. Text messaging and the use of cell phones while driving distracts the automobile operator from the primary task at hand, driving the vehicle. If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages and injuries. Contacting a New York personal injury attorney who is skilled in the complexities of navigating automobile accident injury claims may help you and your family recover fair and reasonable compensation.

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