Michigan Car Accident Lawyers Supports Ban On Texting While Driving
Kids being out of school, individuals taking time off work for travel, and weather conditions are good in the summertime—all of this leading to more people on the road. With texting becoming a more popular way to communicate, texting while driving has become a safety issue, specifically in the State of Michigan, causing numerous Michigan car accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 80% of auto accidents and 65 percent of near-auto accidents involve some form of driver inattention. In fact, a person texting while driving is 23% more likely to cause a car accident .
In Michigan, texting while driving is considered a secondary offense. A person must be pulled over for a different reason other than texting while driving, in order to receive an offense. However, that all may change come July 1st. A new version of the bill was amended by Senate recently to make texting while driving a primary offense. A first offense would cost $100, and repeat offenses would cost $200.
Our Michigan car accident lawyers sees the results of car accidents every day with the clients we represent. We understand the seriousness of these injuries and how they affect a person’s everyday life. We also know with certain precautions, many of these car accidents can be prevented, one of them being no texting while driving. If the law passes, the percent of people who will text and drive will hopefully decrease, thereby reducing the number of accidents in Michigan.
If you or a loved one suffer injuries in a Michigan car accident, due to the other drivers negligence, for example, texting while driving, talking on the phone while driving, eating while driving, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to learn your legal rights and discuss your case. Our experienced car accident attorneys will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.