Tag: Distracted driving

    Can You Be Held Liable for Sending a Text to a Driver?

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    In a decision handed down in August 2013, the court determined that a person who actively encourages a driver to respond to text messages while driving can be held liable along with the driver if the distraction leads to an accident.

    How Distracted Driving Can Affect Your Case

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    The fact that the other driver was distracted leading up to your accident is almost always a very strong factor in your favor. On the other hand, the fact that you were driving distracted may reduce or even preclude your ability to obtain compensation.

    Could Distracted Driving Break Google Glass?

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    Many states have drafted very broad distracted driving laws that could apply to Google Glass. Some states, including New Jersey, have introduced legislation specifically barring drivers from getting behind the wheel while wearing Google Glass.

    Pets pose a distracted driving threat for seniors

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    Initiatives to limit distracted driving have focused largely on electronic devices. More than 30 states (including New Jersey) have enacted laws banning texting while driving. Some states now require drivers…

    Who are the worst texting offenders: Teens or adults?

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    Most teenagers believe (to a certain extent) that they are invincible. They engage in risky behavior believing that terrible things simply will not happen to them. This may explain the…

    Data reveals teen driver deaths on the rise in the U.S.

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    The thought of allowing your son or daughter to get behind the wheel for the very first time without you in the car may be a bit frightening. Even if…

    New Law Focused on Unusual Type of Distracted Driving

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    By now, many of us are very familiar with the dangers posed by distracted drivers. Whether it is talking, texting or searching for a radio station, any time that a…