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Texting While Driving—The Legal Disconnect

Distracted driving accidents killed 3,092 people in 2010 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is estimated that an additional 416,000 people were injured in automobile crashes involving a distracted driver.

 

Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident involving a distracted driver enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident involving a distracted driver in Clayton County you should discuss your case with an auto accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.

 

According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) section 40-6-241.2, drivers are prohibited from texting while driving. Additional regulations prohibit tractor trailer and bus drivers from sending texts while driving. The Georgia regulation prohibits writing, reading or sending texts, e-mails and instant messages and surfing the Internet.

 

Despite the recognized danger that comes from texting while driving, a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 69 percent of drivers admitted to using their cell phone while driving.

 

If you or someone you know has been hurt by a distracted driver, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia