Have you ever marveled at the fact that a texting motorist in Virginia could drive right by a police officer and not be pulled over? It is true. Texting while driving is – for now – a secondary offense, which means a driver can only be cited for texting if he or she is nabbed for another offense like speeding.
“We all know how dangerous it is to take our eyes off the road, even for a second,” says Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau. “Laws designed to protect the public do work. Case in point: mandatory seatbelt laws. How many lives have been saved by the requirement to wear a seatbelt? Let’s see what Virginia lawmakers can do to reduce the number of distracted drivers on our roads.”
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident driven by a distracted driver and there are questions as to what laws apply, email or call ABRAMS LANDAU at once (703-796-9555).