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Anti-texting laws may not decrease car accident numbers

West Virginia readers know that texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving can lead to an increase in car accident numbers. Distracted driving places the driver, passengers and every other motorist at risk for a car accident. The increase in texting-related accidents has led many states to pass legislature prohibiting and punishing distracted driving of all kinds.

A university and RAND Corporation studied the texting laws and car accident statistics to determine if these laws have actually had a positive impact on the number of accidents related to phone use. According to the study, the cellphone ban did not cause a change in the car accident number before or after the law was enacted in one particular state. Other states have similar bans and statistics, suggesting that changes to laws may not be the best way to prevent distracted-driving accidents.

There is a growing movement to ban the technology behind many cell phone distractions. However, as lawmakers pass more bans on cellphone use and distracting technology, it still does not eliminate the element of human responsibility. There is no excuse for distracted driving, and accidents caused by it are entirely preventable. Victims of distracted driving always have the option to seek compensation.

Even if bans are passed in West Virginia that actually lead to a decrease in car accident numbers, drivers will still be tempted to use their phones while driving. It is said that drivers who are texting or using their phone display much of the same behavior as drunk drivers. Victims of this unfortunate and preventable behavior could be eligible for compensation for any pain and suffering incurred.

Source: http://spectrum.ieee.org/, "Conflicting Studies Suggest Cellphone Ban for Drivers May Not Work", Jeremy Hsu, Aug. 12, 2014

Source: http://spectrum.ieee.org/, "Conflicting Studies Suggest Cellphone Ban for Drivers May Not Work", Jeremy Hsu, Aug. 12, 2014

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