Can Cops End Distracted Driving in Philly?

In 2010, 17,194 tickets were issued in Philadelphia for using a handheld cell phone. In 2011, that number dropped to 11,001. There is some debate over why the number of tickets dropped so substantially. Are people getting the message that distracted driving is dangerous and not using...

Attention New York Thruway Drivers

Starting today, the New York State Police will be targeting New York Thruway drivers who are using their cell phones while driving.  What is being termed “Operation Hang Up” begins today and will continue through Thursday.  Anyone caught using a handheld cell phone while driving or...

Was the Phone in One Hand Ticket in the Other Program Successful?

The yearlong “Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other” campaign to end distracted driving is officially over.  The U.S. Department of Transportation provided grants to police in Hartford, CT and Syracuse, NY to see if a program of increased enforcement on distracted driving would be...

San Antonio Becomes Third Large City in Texas to Ban Texting

The grace period is over in San Antonio.  Now, any motorist caught texting while driving can be fined according to an ordinance passed by the City Council in October 2010. What You Need to Know There are a few things that motorists need to understand about the new ban. Fines can be up...

Liability for Distracted Driving Accidents caused By Commercial Vehicles

Commercial vehicle accidents, those cause by tractor trailers, dump trucks and other rented vehicles can result in incredible devastation. We have represented many families for the deaths of loved ones on the highways where the cause was one or more commercial drivers driving while...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed rule banning all cell phone use

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s  proposed rule banning all cell phone use by commercial drivers except hands-free rejects recommendation from National Highway Transportation Safety Board to ban all cell phone use, including hands-free. The Federal Motor Carrier...
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