South Carolina Texting While Driving Accident Lawyer
Distractions in cars have proliferated in recent years. Where once the main diversion while driving was the radio, we now have all sorts of technology in cars, including cell phones, iPods, DVD players, Internet access, GPS systems and more. All of these devices can divert motorists’ attention from their main focus: driving their cars safely.
About one in five auto accidents involve at least one driver who was distracted, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Driving while using a cell phone delays reaction time as much having a blood alcohol level of 0.08, which is considered drunk driving under South Carolina law, NHTSA says.