According to a recent study that has been released by the California Office of Traffic Safety, the number of cellphone-related crashes has decreased considerably since the cellphone ban law was first enacted.
The news sources covering this new discovery have revealed that since July 2008, the crash fatalities related to cellphone use have dropped 47 percent while a considerable decrease in non-injury crashes has also been noted by the federal agency.
According to the authorities, the fact that a ticket for a first offense related to cellphone use while driving could cost at least $159 could have something to do with it. Drivers have learned the hard way that breaking the law to answer a phone call could cost them greatly.
As a Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer, I’m glad this law has proved it influences drivers in a positive way by keeping them out of trouble. I encourage motorists in California to remember that distracted driving still poses a great danger to drivers and passengers all across the state. I urge you to practice safe driving techniques and follow all traffic regulations to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones.
Keep it in mind that if you or a loved one is ever injured in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver, you may wish to consult with a personal injury lawyer in your city to ask for a free evaluation of your possible case.