The state of New York passed the mobile phone and portable electronic device laws designed to save lives. It prohibits all people from using mobile electronic devices. The only exception is when the driver uses a hands-free device or uses a device attached to the vehicle. Likewise, people can call in an emergency using 911 without being penalized under the law.
Distraction can come in many forms. Personal distractions, those caused by the driver, are the most obvious. However, there are also internal distractions, caused by people, animals, or objects inside the car, and external distractions. External distractions are the hardest to predict and prevent because they include other motorists, inclement weather, terrible road conditions, or even scenery.
According to an NHTSA report in 2006, driver distraction was the primary contributing factor to crashes and near-crashes. Almost 80% of crashes and 65% of near-crashes in the study involved the driver looking away from the roadway just prior to the collision.
Distracted driving is an irresponsible activity, particularly if it could have been prevented through consideration of other drivers. If you’ve sustained injuries as the result of an automobile accident caused by a distracted driver, you shouldn’t have to pay for medical costs or any lost wages. Contact our experienced Long Island personal injury attorneys at Gruenberg Kelly Della.
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