Distracted Driving and Texting While Driving
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Whether you're sending a text message, putting on makeup or adjusting the car stereo, texting while driving and distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. A motorist cited for texting or talking on a mobile phone while driving usually gets a ticket and doesn't need the services of a drunk driving lawyer. But it still makes sense to understand the dangers and the laws with respect to distracted driving.
Distracted Driving in General:
- Distracted Driving - Basics of distracted driving and how traffic laws address the issue (in Traffic Tickets section).
- Distraction.gov - Testimonials, statistics and related resources from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Texting While Driving:
- Texting While Driving - Overview of how state and local laws address texting while driving violations (in Traffic Tickets section).
- Cell Phone and Texting Laws - Summaries of state laws regarding the use of mobile devices while driving (Governors Highway Safety Admin.).