In a recent discussion, the National Transportation Safety Board is seeking stricter rules and regulations regarding the use of cell phones and hand-free devices while driving a vehicle. Currently, in the state of North Carolina, texting while driving is banned; however, individuals are allowed to talk on a hands-free device or cellular phone. With many new cars are equipped with these hands-free devices, it may be difficult to prevent drivers from using the technology in their vehicle.
Many people have commented on the proposed law, saying that it may be extremely difficult for an officer to determine if a driver is talking on the phone, to a passenger, or even singing along with the radio. According to recent studies, car accidents caused by drivers talking on a cell phone are the second most common cause of accidents. The same study also notes that conversing with a passenger is the single most frequent cause of car accidents. (Study: "Distracted Driving and Driver, Roadway and Environmental Factors" by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, September 2010.)
If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, immediately speak to a Raleigh personal injury attorney from the Whitley Law Firm. Our legal team can use our decades of experience to your advantage when filing a claim to seek compensation for your injuries. Whether you have suffered whiplash or lost a loved one in a
wrongful death accident, our team is prepared to fight aggressively on behalf of you and your family. Our law firm also handles cases related to
bicycle accidents, and all other
auto accidents throughout many different North Carolina communities.
Contact a Raleigh personal injury lawyer at the office today for a free review of your case.