Many people may think nothing of texting or talking on the phone while driving. However, it is a serious problem on the roads that danger other people’s lives as well. Drivers know they shouldn’t and they really mustn’t not only it is against the rules but also it is highly dangerous. Sometimes, even with your both eyes on the road and both hands on the steering wheel you may not be able to avoid an accident. How are you going to see the dangers ahead and react to them timely when your eyes and hands are busy with the cell phone?
According to one New York Auto Accidents Claim Attorney, things are a bit more serious for the people who are texting while driving. First of all, they will be fined and lose points on their licences. Texting is banned for New York drivers and they must use Bluetooth devices while they are on the phone. If they are not going to stop on their own at least fear of being pulled over and losing money will prevent them doing so.
Also, it is hard to challenge a conviction after getting caught texting behind the wheel. Technology is good in many ways and makes our lives easier. At times it may work the opposite way and make it harder to lie about something we are not proud to have done. Think twice next time you use your phone on the roads without proper supporting device.
Another serious problem for them is when they cause an accident. Their recklessness can be proven by their phone records. If they were texting or on the phone when the accident happened the claimants can get hold of the phone records to show that they were not paying attention. Even the other people were the real cause of an accident they can easily shift the blame on to you when they can prove that you were on texting. Everything you do with your phone is recorded. You can shout as much as you like that you were not doing anything wrong.
State legislators are constantly looking into new ways drivers get distracted. Stricter rules are being placed. But they should be enforced as well. It is not easy to keep checking if drivers are texting. If the police was to spend time to detect them they would not find time to deal with other problems. This could be even a bigger problem in the cities. Drivers may use these devices as entertainment when they get bored in traffic.
Of course, nothing is as good as self-regulating yourself and people matter to you. Perhaps you should turn the phone off if it is too tempting to read a text just arrives or reply to it. Also, you should warn your partner or children about texting while driving. They may get annoyed with you for the first or second time but if you keep insisting they may have to stop at the end. Tell them that it is you who has to deal with the mess behind if something happens to them in a traffic crash.