Distracted Driving

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Connecticut Laws on Distracted Driving

In Connecticut, distracted driving laws are as follows:

  • No one can use a hand held mobile device while driving- adults must use hands-free devices while talking on phones
  • No bus driver can use a cell phone while driving
  • No driver under 18 can use a hand held or wireless mobile device while driving
  • No driver is allowed to text while driving
  • Use of video game players and DVD players are banned for drivers
  • No person is to engage in any activity not related to driving that interferes with driving safely

More Car Accident Statistics

In 2010 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each day more than 15 people are killed and more than 1,200 people are injured in crashes that were reported to involve a distracted driver. With the invention of the smartphone, we constantly hear news about accidents that were caused by an individual texting or updating their Facebook page as they drove.


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Government Statistics

According to Distraction.gov:

  • 18% of injury crashes in 2010 were distraction-affected crashes
  • 11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash
  • 45% of American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger
  • Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted
  • Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%
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Our Personal Injury Attorney in Hartford Can Help

A Hartford injury lawyer can help you prove your case, acquiring such important pieces of evidence as phone records. Examining the cars involved and the police report can also help establish liability. A personal injury lawyer can help you fight for the damages you deserve such as hospital bills, medical bills, living expenses, lost wages and damages sustained to your vehicle or other personal property. If you contact David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC, the firm can determine whether any laws were broken by the person who hit you.

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