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Texting while driving is against the law

The automobile has been a very valuable invention and people have grown to rely on them in their daily lives. People rely on them to get to work, bring the children to school or other activities, go shopping and run other errands, see friends and family and for many other reasons. While they can be very valuable and convenient, if operated incorrectly, they can also be dangerous. That is why it is important for people to keep their eyes on the road and pay attention to their surroundings.

Distracted driving can be very dangerous and one of the biggest distractions for people today is their phone. People text others, send emails, look up directions or websites on their phones. While they are doing this they are not looking at the road and car accidents can occur. In addition to causing accidents it is also illegal. The person could be charged with a crime for texting or reading text and potentially other driving relating crimes depending on the circumstances.

The person who was texting and caused the accident could also be liable for the damage and injuries they caused in the accident. Unfortunately innocent victims of car accidents suffer significant injuries. These injuries can be very costly to the victim as they can incur significant medical bills and perhaps even lose income if they are unable to work while they recover. These people may be able to receive compensation from the person who caused the accident or their insurance company.

Texting and driving in Pennsylvania can be very dangerous. When people do it, not only are they breaking the law, they can cause car accidents and serious injuries to innocent drivers. The injuries can be devastating for the victim for physically and financially. That is why it is important for victims to understand their rights. Compensation can be very valuable to the victim so they can focus on their recovery and not their financial situation.

Source: Pennsylvania State Legislature, "Pennsylvania Statute Chapter 75 section 3316" accessed on Feb. 28, 2017

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