Text Messaging While Driving
As modern technology continues to improve, the number of potential driving hazards has increased exponentially. When radios were first marketed for the car, many people thought that the idea was ridiculous. They believed that listening to music while driving would be a deadly distraction keeping drivers from focusing on the road as well as canceling out important warning noises both inside and outside the car.
Today the radio is commonplace in the car and just about every model contains one. If the radio was at one point considered a serious hazard, the original car radio dissenters would be positively abhorred by the number of driving distractions available today.
One of the newest, and deadliest, distractions to hit is text messaging. When cell phones with texting capabilities were first introduced, the texting feature was rarely used and was often considered more of a novelty than anything else.
Understanding the Risks of Texting While Driving
Today’s phones are equipped with “smart texting” features and many people actually text more than they talk. But texting involves two major distractions. Not only is the person texting absorbed in conversation, but they are also holding the phone and using both hands to physically type in the text.
Lawmakers are jumping at the chance to address the issues with texting, as most states do not yet have laws prohibiting it.
If you or a loved one has been severely injured in a crash involving a texting 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.