More than 225 local police agencies across California, as well as California
Highway Patrol (CHP) will be focusing on enforcing the talking or texting
on a handheld cell phone ban, according to
MercuryNews.com. This month-long campaign will increase patrols targeting cell phone using drivers.
Approximately 353,642 drivers have been ticketed by CHP officers since
July 2008 when the ban took effect. Since texting while driving became
illegal in January 2009, 5,957 tickets have been issued. Talking and/or
texting on handheld cell phones lead many drivers to distraction. However,
many continue to use their handheld cell phones, increasing the risk of a
San Jose cell phone car crash.
The common complaints about distracted drivers are that they drift out
of their lanes, drive too slowly, and just don’t pay attention to
the road. For example, a San Jose woman had been rear-ended twice since
December by drivers who were texting right before the accident. Distracted
driving can also cause severe car crashes that result in serious injuries.
Not paying attention to the road or driving recklessly due to distraction
are negligent behaviors. Negligent drivers who cause an auto accident
can be held liable for the resulting injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted
driver, a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can help. The dedicated
San Jose car crash attorneys at Van Der Walde & Associates, LLP, know how difficult an auto accident
can be, both for the victim and their family. We are committed to helping
victims recover fair and full compensation for their losses. Please contact
us today to learn more about your legal options at (800) 900-0863.