How Often Does Texting Cause Car Accidents?
Nearly twenty years ago in 2001, New York became the first state in the nation to ban handheld devices while driving. The ban was put in place as a response to a rise in distracted driving accidents. Today, thanks to smartphones and social media, distracted driving is even more prevalent than it was in the early 2000s and is causing quite an issue on the roads.
As a driver in the state of New York, you should have a firm understanding of the current laws related to texting and driving. Likewise, before you get in the car and pick up your cell, you should understand the impact it could have on your life and the lives of others.