As personal injury lawyers and auto accident attorneys we see our fair share of tragic accidents caused by the senseless activity of texting while driving. While many states have already passed laws outlawing texting while driving, Virginia has yet to act on the subject; until now. This week, a bill from Sen. George Barker has been advancing in the State Senate that would make texting while driving a primary offense, meaning authorities could stop and cite drivers for that reason alone.
This “extremely dangerous” activity of texting while driving has been shown in studies to create a crash risk 23 times the normal driving rate. While in a perfect world we would not need a law to stop this dangerous act and keep our roadways safe, anything to help prevent texting while driving is a good thing.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident at the hands of another careless driver, contact the personal injury attorneys of Rutter Mills today for a free, no obligation consultaiton of your legal rights.