Good to be back to Milwaukee from Houston. Here is some fascinating legal and technology news coming out of NYC: In Eastern Monroe County, lawmakers also are recommending a law to ban reading, composing, or sending a text message while you are driving. Apparently this law is being pushed aggressively and has become a sort of personal issue ever since 5 Fairport High School students suffered fatal injury in a tragic auto accident recently. Here in Alexandria Virginia it is also a very big issue.
In this particular accident it was determined that the mobilr phone belonging to the driver had sent and received messages just prior to the fatal injury in question. Incidentally if you happen to live in Milwaukee or Germantown and you need a superlative Milwaukee personal injury attorney then you should take a look at these highly respected the Law Offices of www.tuomeylaw.com for Alexandria DUI lawyers as they are indeed some of the leading wrongful death lawsuit lawyer working today in Virginia, as well as Arlington Traffic Attorney in my humble opinion.
Legislators believe that the bans will primarily benefit the younger drivers who have less driving experience and who are statistically much more likely to be involved ina crash and suffer fatal personal injury from text messaging while driving their vehicle. Of course, there is some question marks as to just how enforceable the laws on the books will turn out to be since texting is not as obvious as talking on a cell phone is. Obviously a good attorney might try to argue that the driver was fiddling with his personal beverage holder, for example.
New York State in general and new York City in particular was the first place to ban mobile phone use while driving. Even though a Zogby Poll discovered that more than sixty percent of young people send text messages while driving their vehicles, there is little in the way of other data on texting and driving, perhaps because few drivers, especially in the City, want to admit what they were doing just before an accident. It is difficult for authorities to prove since phone companies are not obliged to release these particular records, although an aggressive District attorney might try to demand them in certain cases, potentially. If you are in Houston, Texas and nearby towns this Houston wrongful death lawyer and also motorcycle accident plus personal injury attorney in Houston can help in the lone star state of TX:
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Prior to New York State passing the seatbelt law, only 17 percent of drivers thought it was a good habit to wear a seatbelt, while 89 percent now believe in the practice. Lawmakers may have an easier time passing legislation in the wake of the widely reported commuter train crash in Los Angeles, recently, in which an engineer was suspected to have been “texting” and running a stop signal. Twenty-five people died, and many more suffered personal injury. Federal officials are investigating the crash. Incidentally, personal injury lawyers for Los Angeles are also using the CA law as a basis to prove negligence in car crash cases.