Maine New Hands-Free Law

On September 19, 2019, a new hands-free law went into effect in Maine. Don’t be confused. Maine already had a law against texting while driving and the new law does not retract the old law, it creates more prohibitions on hand-held device use for talking on the phone, and using devices for GPS, playing music […]

Older Drivers Seem More Distracted Behind the Wheel

If you were a teenager in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s, the worst thing you could do while driving was look down to change the radio station, put a cassette tape in, or scan a CD for your favorite song. Aside from adjusting your music, there really was not much else in the car […]

Understanding Distracted Driver Latency

There’s no way that you cannot know about the danger of distracted driving. With countless reports of tragic accidents caused by someone looking away from the task at hand—driving—and looking down at their phone, GPS, music selection, or email, we are all inundated with proof that distracted driving is just as dangerous as driving while […]

Don’t Let Your Pet Distract Your Driving

If you’re the parent of a four-legged friend, you know the love you feel for your dog or cat is quite similar to the love you feel for any member of your family. You feed your dog, walk your dog, maybe even dress your dog, and you want to take your dog on all kinds […]

Top Reasons Why Car Accidents Happen

There are lots of reasons why car accidents happen on the road however, many of these accidents are avoidable. In this helpful inforgraphic, we take a look at some of the top reasons why crashes happen. Special thanks to the Maurer Law Firm, PPLC.

Ohio is Cracking Down on Distracted Drivers

We all know that texting while driving is dangerous, but a surprising number of people still do it. If you’re guilty of texting while driving, and you’ve never been in an accident or hurt someone (or yourself), you must realize the time has come to stop this selfish, dangerous behavior. Ohioans are fed up with […]

Texas’ State Ban on Texting While Driving Falls Way Short

It’s a well-known fact that distracted driving accounts for a huge number of accidents across the United States. Pedestrians and bikers are particularly vulnerable, but other motorists are also at substantial risk. Texas enacted a law nearly 15 months ago in an effort to combat distracted driving. But, how effective has it really been? Where […]

New Hands-Free Law Takes Hold in Georgia

The Hands-Free Georgia Act took effect on July 1st, so it might be useful to go through some of the statute’s requirements and penalties. Since ignorance of the law is not a permissible defense, it is a good idea to build a basic understanding of the law’s prohibitions and how those prohibitions might affect your […]

Financial Incentives Could Sway Teenagers Prone to Distracted Driving

A survey conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that a huge majority (nearly 90 percent) of teenagers would be willing to put aside their phones while driving if given certain financial incentives. Teenagers were asked if they would sacrifice texting when behind the wheel if their phone […]