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Distracted Driving 411
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Firm News, In the news on August 6, 2020
What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving is any action that takes a driver's attention away from driving. This includes talking on your phone, texting, eating, chatting with passengers in your car and/or adjusting your radio. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that "...any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction...
Ohio Cracking Down on Distracted Driving
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, In the news, Motorcycle Accident on February 21, 2020
New legislation – the Hands-Free Ohio Bill – seeks to ban handheld electronic devices while driving. “Distracted driving hurts and kills innocent people. It devastates families,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, an ardent supporter of the bill. Under the proposed bill, motorists would be prohibited from activities like watching videos, taking pictures or videos,...
Cell Phone Distractions Cause Countless Accidents
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 11, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M49TEZEqBbU&feature=share&list=UU-L5izB-eqGewHuHeOIa6jA As a driver, you must be fully aware at all times in order to avoid accidents and stay out of harm’s way. Distracted driving can cause an accident anywhere -- whether you are cruising on the highway or just driving around town. Drivers can be distracted in a myriad of ways, such as...
Texting a Driver May Make You Liable
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 3, 2013
People who send text messages to motorists may be found liable for accidents that occur from texting and driving. In Kubert v. Best, a New Jersey appeals court found that a person who texts someone that is driving can be held liable for personal injuries sustained by others who are involved in an accident caused...
Back-to-School Safety: Teen Driving
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 19, 2013
For many parents, the phrase “back to school” brings to mind #2 pencils and loose-leaf notebook paper. But for parents of older kids, the announcement of a new school year beginning evokes a very different (and terrifying) image: their teen behind the wheel. It should come as no great surprise that most teens prefer...
Elk & Elk wants to help end distracted driving
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 2, 2012
Managing partner Art Elk and the rest of the lawyers at Elk & Elk are serious about putting an end to distracted driving. Together, we can save lives, one person at a time. Help us spread the word about how each of us can do our part to drive safely.