Posts Tagged ‘texting while driving’

No Pokemon (ing) While Driving

Fairly typical questions we ask and investigate in car wreck cases are whether the driver was distracted by talking on the phone or texting while driving.  Now, I might have to start another series of questions after the introduction of Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go is an app game that was released a few days ago,…

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Drivers Aren't Being Smart With Their Smart Phones

AT&T released the results of a scary study this week finding that smart phones are allowing people to drive while distracted in new and “creative” ways. According to the study: 61% of drivers surveyed admitted that they text and drive 33% admitted emailing while driving 28% admitted surfing the internet while driving 27% admitted using…

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What Will It Take To Get A State-Wide Ban On Texting While Driving?

Earlier this week, families who have been destroyed by texting while driving wrecks came to Austin to urge state lawmakers to adopt a state-wide texting while driving ban.  Unfortunately, they’re not alone.  Stories like those shared by these families have been repeated over and over and over. There is no dispute that texting while driving…

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People Continue To Text And Drive

A new texting while driving survey done by AT&T found that 98 percent of motorists who text regularly know the dangers of texting while driving, but 75 percent of them admit texting while driving anyway. That’s not surprising, in our practice, we regularly see people who are seriously injured because of people texting while driving.…

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Austin Bans Use of Hand-Held Cell Phones While Driving

Yesterday, the Austin City Council adopted a ban on drivers using hand held electronic devices, including cell phones.  The ban, to go into effect on January 1, 2015, doe contain exceptions for hands-free devices and for 911 or other emergency calls.  You can read more about the ban in this article by KXAN. I have…

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ADHD adversely affects driver’s reactions

Many know that texting while driving affects a driver’s reaction time. Few think about how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects drivers. People are generally aware of the developmental disorder ADHD. They know it can make some individuals restless or hyperactive and typically includes a short attention span. In many situations, this can run from…

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Car Wrecks: Could You Be Liable For Sending A Text To A Driver?

 It’s no secret that texting while driving is dangerous. We’ve probably all seen the driver who can’t stay in his lane or who is driving dangerously slow all so the driver can text while driving. But it’s dangerous.  It’s so dangerous that study after study finds that it’s significantly more dangerous than even driving while…

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Back To School Safety Reminders

Today is the start of school for most of our Central Texas schools. Remember to stay safe in your local communities and in school zones.  In Austin, the Austin Police Department will engage in a Back To School traffic safety initiative through Sept. 6th.  You’ll see more officers patrolling school zones and looking for drivers…

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