Distracted Driving Law Western MA

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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:

  • Visual: When you take your eyes off the road
  • Manual: When your hands are not on the steering wheel
  • Cognitive: When your mind is not focused on driving

These different types of distractions are the causes of distracted driving accidents. Some popular activities that cause these distractions while driving are:

  • Texting/Phone calling
  • GPS/Radio
  • Talking to passengers
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating/Drinking
  • Picking up Items of the floor

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.

For further questions about distracted driving cases

or to set up an appointment with an attorney, please call us at 413-746-3369.