Over the summer, a Pennsylvania family gave insight into the dangers of distracted driving the face of new state legislation. According to local news sources, the family lost their eight-year-old son when he was hit by a distracted driver while he was walking across a crosswalk. They were interviewed about the dangers of distracted driving and how it impacted their family. At the time of the news article, PA lawmakers were working to keep our citizens safe by proposing a hands-free cell phone bill that would only allow cell phone use if it utilizes hands-free technology. Cell phone GPS use would also be allowed, as long as the cell phone was in a docking station.
It is important to note that if you are involved in a car accident, most states, including Pennsylvania, have at least one section on the incident report dedicated to distracted driving violations. Fines and charges may increase if you are cited with one of these violations. 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. Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania. Please call his office at 814-946-4100 for more information.
Original news article may be found here: https://local21news.com/news/local/family-of-boy-killed-by-distracted-driver-responds-to-hands-free-cell-phone-legislation