New Cell Phone Law
July 1st 2020, the start of the second half of what has been one difficult year, it is also the day in which the new cell phone law goes into place in Indiana which states you may not hold or use your cell phone while driving, unless you need to call 911; which, lets hope you don’t.
If you still struggle with using your phone in your vehicle, the police may start helping you get over that in Indiana. We routinely request phone records in all crash cases and more often than not they are involved in the cause of the wreck
All it takes is one accident to change your and perhaps, more importantly, your family’s life forever.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes – with 3,092 people killed – and crashes resulting in an injury – with 416,000 people wounded. I would wager that number has only gone up since then.
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that texting while driving makes the driver 23 times more likely to be in an accident.
Please be safe and resist the urge to use your phone. They have become very ingrained in our lives but put them down and wait.