Once in a while, we like to post a good editorial piece to show what Pennsylvanians are thinking about certain laws, procedures, and protocols set forth from the state and national government. In this particular Throwback Thursday post, we’ll be taking a look at an editorial addressing distracted driving laws in PA and if they are actually enforceable offenses as they stand currently. Our original blog post, originally written in May of 2014, can be found below!
Pennsylvania has had a driving and texting ban that has been in effect since 2011. However, many drivers continue to text on the road, as well as engage in other forms of distracted driving. What have Pennsylvania and other states done to address this issue? Some of the things that police have done include sitting in unmarked SUVs and riding city buses to be able to look down on drivers. You might want to read this editorial, written in Lancaster Online, to find out more.
Distracted driving is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents on the highway. If you have been injured as the result of a distracted driver, it might be time to consult an attorney. Tractor-trailer drivers are also cited with distracted driving, and can leave devastation in their wake after a highway accident. Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania. Please visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com for more information.