Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Apr 15, 2016 in Auto Accidents
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which has prompted safety advocates and local law enforcement officers to bring awareness to Arizona’s dangerously lenient rules regarding distracted driving.
Currently, there are no bans on using cellphones while driving in Arizona, making the state one of only two in the U.S. that does not have any laws against texting-while-driving. In 44 other states, driving while distracted is illegal for all drivers, and four states have made it illegal for teenaged drivers.
In an effort to promote the passing of a new law against cellphone use while driving in Arizona, supporters often reference the following statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
While Arizona has not yet enforced a ban on cellphone use while driving, Phoenix, Tucson and Tempe prohibit texting while driving in their city limits. Distracted drivers who cause an accident in any of these cities can face fines up to $250, as well as possible criminal charges if another driver or passenger died as a result of the collision.
Until Arizona passes a law that limits or bans cellphone use while driving, all motorists need to be aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving. By becoming educated on safe driving practices, Arizona drivers can keep themselves and other motorists safe and alive during travel on our many roadways.
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, the experienced Tucson car accident lawyers at the Phillips Law Group can help you file a lawsuit and receive the justice and compensation you deserve.
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