There has been a great deal of debate on whether the use of handheld cell phone devices pose additional dangers to the user, as well as other drivers. It seems obvious that it would.
The act of looking down to answer or make a call and sending or receiving a text message, even for a split second, requires the driver to look down at their handheld device. Wouldn’t it make sense that this might increase their chance of being involved in a car accident?
Studies have shown that the use of cell phones can impair a driver’s ability to respond to road hazards. This could put you and your family at risk.
It is also important to note that the state of Kentucky does not currently have any laws banning the use of handheld cell phone devices while operating a vehicle. This means that the driver next to you who is talking on his or her cell phone is probably driving with one hand, putting you at risk.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Northern Kentucky car accident, you should contact an experienced Fort Wright car accident attorney at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297.