A few weeks ago, we blogged about Florida's new bill banning texting while driving. Last week, Detroit News reported that American drivers aren't hanging up their cell phones. This article cited a new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that stated that one in every ten traffic deaths involve distracted drivers.
Some of the guidelines proposed in 2012 by NHTSA would limit mobile device operation to one hand, limiting to two seconds the time needed to look away from the road to operate devices, limit unnecessary visual information in the driver's field of view, and limit the inputs required for device operation. As someone who follows these studies, and pending legislation, closely, I am hopeful that Florida can come up with a sensible solution to the problem of car accidents due to distracted drivers.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in an auto accident, due to a distracted driver, contact Robert Sparks Attorneys to discuss your case.