Accidents and injuries are an unfortunate part of life, and always will be. Though many well-meaning legislators and activists are trying hard to make accidents as rare as possible, they can never be completely eliminated. There will still be those who act in a reckless or negligent manner, and new ways to cause accidents seem to appear all the time, even as new regulations or innovations make another type of accident less likely.
Police and other leaders across New York State have recently gathered at a conference to study ways to deter the phenomenon known as distracted driving. The two-day conference was set to highlight Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
People who drive while using their cell phones or other electronic devices have been shown to be four times as likely to get into an accident. While New York drivers already have to pay up to $100 in fines and could use as many as five points from their licenses if caught driving and texting, many feel stronger penalties are in order. It is hoped increased awareness of the dangers of distracted driving will reduce accidents in the future.
If you have been the victim of someone else’s negligence, call us today at the Perecman Firm. We’ll assess your case and fight for your right to legal compensation.