New Hampshire Moves to Ban all Cellphone Use While Driving
New Hampshire State Rep. Laura Pantelakos has introduced a bill that would ban all cellphone use while driving in New Hampshire. New Hampshire currently bans texting and emailing while driving. This new bill would extend to the use of handheld cellphones for talking as well.
The bill has cleared both the Senate and the House, though a Senate panel has added a requirement for public education and requested a delay in the effective date to July 1st, 2015.
What’s the Risk?
Cellphone use while driving increases the risk of causing an auto accident. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 25 percent of all car accidents involve cellphone use. The National Safety Council has found that 52 percent of fatal car accidents involve cellphone use, though this number if widely underreported according to NSC findings.
New laws prohibiting cellphone use are a step in the right direction, but they cannot help those who are injured by irresponsible drivers get justice. For this, you will need an experienced personal injury attorney who is willing to fight tooth and nail to secure for you every penny you are due.
If you have been involved in an accident caused by a driver using a cellphone in New Hampshire, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated personal injury attorneys.