Texting & cell phone use linked to Arizona auto accidents?
Thirty-nine states have banned texting while driving. Ten states ban the use of handheld cell phones. In those states, drivers must use hands-free devices when talking on the phone.
As for Arizona, texting while driving is against the law in Phoenix and Tucson, but there is no statewide ban against texting while driving. Several Arizona lawmakers have proposed bills banning texting while driving statewide. But for now, texting while driving remains legal in most of Arizona.
Risks of texting while driving in Phoenix
But the risks related to texting while driving remain real. A recent scientific study found that texting severely impairs a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Specifically, the study conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute discovered that drivers react twice as slow while texting.
Car accidents happen fast. Every second counts. That’s why it’s so dangerous when drivers look away from the road to read a text message or answer a cell phone call.
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, take back control. Contact an Arizona distracted driving lawyer who will fight for your rights. Contact Israel & Gerity, PLLC.
Located in Phoenix and serving clients throughout Arizona, Israel & Gerity, PLLC has helped countless people dealing with the aftermath of a texting while driving accident. The hard-working, no-nonsense lawyers at Israel & Gerity, PLLC understand Arizona’s complex legal system and use this information to get our clients the money they rightfully deserve. Just because texting while driving may be legal where your accident happened does not mean you don’t have other avenues to pursue to get the compensation you rightfully deserve.