Many Plano, Frisco and Collin County area residents can attest to witnessing a driver who was distracted because of texting on a mobile device. Many drivers believe texting while driving is harmless. They think it only takes a brief moment to read a text or send a text. While sending is generally brief, studies show a text message takes the driver’s eyes of the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. During this time, a car traveling at 55 miles per hour can travel the length of a football field. 4.6 seconds or less is all that is takes to alter or lose a life forever.
Texting while driving is currently illegal in 41 of 50 states. Texas does not currently ban texting while driving. However, many Texas cities have passed laws banning texting while driving. These cities report large numbers of texting while driving violations. While one may think that passing these laws would decrease the amount people texting and driving, cities have reported an increase in violations every year.
The general public is adversely impacted and needlessly endangered by individuals who text while driving. No text, however important it may be, is worth the cost of a life or physical and mental health.
If you or a love one has been injured due to someone who decided to text while driving, please contact the Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C. at (972) 380-4444 to discuss your legal rights to compensation.