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 car wreck involving a distracted driver in Clayton County you should discuss your case with an car wreck lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) endorsed a complete ban in all states on the use of handheld devices while driving. The GHSA claimed that states with complete bans are models for the rest of the country. It was asserted that those states with complete bans have seen reductions in the incidence of distracted driving. Most states, like Georgia, ban texting while driving but allow cell phone use for some drivers.
Georgia law includes the following distracted driving prohibitions:
- Texting while driving is illegal for all drivers.
- Drivers under age 18 may not use cell phones while driving.
- School bus drivers may not use a 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.