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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cell Phone Usage Can Cause Auto Accidents in Washington, D.C.

Drivers can be easily distracted by their cell phones while driving. An auto accident can occur quickly if a driver’s attention is taken off the road for even a split second. For this reason, Washington, D.C. has put several laws in place limiting the usage of cell phones by drivers.

In Washington, D.C., drivers of all ages are prohibited from using handheld cell phones while driving. Experienced drivers are allowed to use hands-free devices with their cell phones while driving so both hands are available to control the vehicle. Police officers can cite a driver for using a handheld cell phone even if no other traffic violation has taken place.

Washington, D.C. does not ban all drivers from using hands-free cell phones while driving. However, Washington, D.C. does prohibit school bus drivers from using a cell phone in any manner while passengers are present and prohibits inexperienced drivers from all cell phone use.

All drivers are prohibited from text messaging while driving. Text messaging while driving is a leading cause of SUV rollover accidents, truck accidents, and auto accidents in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. cell phone laws are in place to keep all drivers and pedestrians safe. If you or someone you love has been in an auto accident due to a distracted driver, please contact the Cochran Firm today to get the help you need with your auto accident case.


posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 8:33 AM

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