Cell Phone Laws and Connecticut Auto Accidents
As a licensed driver in the state of Connecticut you already know that state law prohibits the use of handheld devices, including mobile phones, while operating a motor vehicle.
While state-by-state statistics are not available on distracted driving, the NHTSA reports that 20% of all accidents nationwide were caused by some distraction.
Several bills are currently in front of the state legislature waiting a vote by the general assembly. Those changes include:
- Increase of fines for texting while driving
- Manslaughter charges for distracted drivers who take the life of someone else
- GPS exemption for new drivers
- Ban on driving with pets in your lap
If you or a loved one were injured in a Connecticut auto accident, depending on the nature of your injuries, you might be able to handle the claim yourself. Find out if you should hire an attorney to help with your claim.