Keeping the Cell Phone out of the Driver’s Seat
One of the most hotly debated driving hazard issues is cell phone use behind the wheel. For many people, chatting on the cell phone at all times of day has practically become a way of life. There seems to be no better time to catch up on missed conversations, appointment making, or checking in with the family than in the quiet, comfort of your own car. But as bored as you may be in the car, talking on a cell phone while driving can be a deadly distraction.
Hands Free Sets
When cell phone usage in the car first became popular, legislators rushed to pass laws which prohibited the use of cell phones without a hands free set. But soon after, a series of studies came out that indicated that there was not much difference as far as distraction between a regular cell phone and one with a hands free set. It was determined that the distraction came with the conversation and resulting mental distraction rather than in holding the phone itself.
Some states have already changed laws to prohibit any form of cell phone talking while driving. Your best bet, no matter what the law may be, is to pull over if you want to talk on the phone. Whatever time you may save by talking while driving is not worth putting your life as well as the lives of any other people in the car at risk.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident involving a distracted driver, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options.