Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of death in America, with one death every 12 to 15 minutes and 2.5 million injured per year. There are many ways a driver can become distracted.
Three types of distractions include:
These different types of distractions are the causes of distracted driving accidents. Some popular activities that cause these distractions while driving are:
Massachusetts has recently changed its law, now making it illegal to talk on your phone without a hands free device. This new law declares fines that are the same as the current texting law for 1st offense $100, 2nd offense $250, and 3rd offense $500. This law states a driver cannot use and mobile or handheld device capable of sending electronic messages, emails, internet access, videogames, etc.
Facchini & Facchini, PC offers consultation and representation for clients, who have suffered from or have been charged with distracted driving.
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