Laws regarding using hand held cell phones while driving are already in place in Washington, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, District of Columbia and Utah. In Utah, they call the offense “careless driving.”
Maryland has become the 11th state to ban “texting” — text messaging — while driving according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Texting is already banned in 10 states.
In Washington State, the use of a cell phone while driving, including texting, is considered a secondary offense. Drivers will not be ticketed by police for using a cell phone unless they are also stopped for another offense.
If you believe your car accident was caused because the other driver was negligently using a cell phone, there are steps you should take to insure their cell phone usage can be put into evidence. Read What if my accident was caused by someone using a cell phone? for more information.
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