Text Messaging While Driving Banned in New Hampshire
Planning on ringing in the New Year with a text message to friends? Great idea unless you plan on doing it while driving. In New Hampshire a new law banning text messaging while driving takes effect on January 1st. People caught texting and driving will be given a $100 fine.
The law is aimed at reducing the mounting numbers of deaths and injuries that are being attributed to texting while driving. While many believe that teens are most responsible for this dangerous trend adults are often seen texting and driving; a new way to multi-task.
No matter how in control you think you are while text messaging and driving multiple studies have shown just how dangerous the habit is. Texting exceeds the dangers of drinking and driving.
While some view the law as another way for the government to meddle in the lives of New Hampshire’s citizens the law is here to stay. Hopefully it will make drivers think twice before they text and drive.
At Van Dorn & Curitss our attorneys would like nothing more than to see fewer severe injuries deaths occurring on our roadways. Hopefully the New Year will bring a better understanding as to just how crucial every decision made behind the wheel is.
If you have been injured in an auto accident please do not sign any insurance forms until you have spoken with our experienced attorneys. Contact an attorney today for your free consultation and let us fight the insurance company and get you maximum compensation for your injuries.