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The Dangers Of Texting And Driving
Why Texting and Driving is Dangerous
Texting and driving causes more accidents than drunk driving accidents every year. People who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident.
Texting while driving reduces your reaction time by 30 percent, endangering those in your car as well as all other drivers on the road. Every time that you read a message or send one, you take your eyes off of the road for five seconds. That may not seem like a long time. However, if you are driving 55 miles per hour, then you can travel a distance that is equivalent to a football field.
It is important to call an Indianapolis car accident attorney when you are seriously-injured in an accident that is caused by texting and driving. Broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, neck and back injuries and loss of limbs are some of the injuries that can occur in a texting and driving accident.
Laws Regarding Texting and Driving in Indiana
Texting and driving is not only dangerous, but it is also illegal in the state of Indiana. Lawmakers passed a law that made it illegal to text while driving on July 1, 2011. People who violate this law may be required to pay a fine up to $500. It is also illegal for any driver who is under the age of 21 to use a cell phone while driving. While drivers who are over the age of 21 can use a cell phone, it is a bad idea.
If you have been injured in a texting and driving accident, then you will need to call an Indiana car accident attorney.
Contact Wischmeyer Law
An Indianapolis personal injury lawyer will review your case. They will help you get compensated for your medical bills, missed time at work, pain and suffering.