Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol used to be one of the biggest risks faced by innocent drivers on Connecticut roads. There is now a new up and comer that is causing terrible accidents on a regular basis. This culprit is known as the cell phone. Texting and driving or talking without hands-free equipment is causing severe injuries and taking lives.
For this reason, multiple large cellphone companies have started promoting hands-free initiatives to encourage customers to put down their phones while they are on the road. Many states have also placed strict restrictions in place in an attempt to cut down on the amount of accidents that have been caused by the simple use of a cellphone.
One such state is Connecticut. Drivers who are under the age of 18 are not permitted to use their cellular devices at all, not even with hands-free technology. This law covers personal digital assistant or any text messaging system. Drivers who are over the age of 18 are required to use a hands free device. But all drivers are forbidden to text and drive. In the case of an emergency situation, drivers of all ages are allowed to use their cellphones.
These laws have been put in place in an attempt to prevent accidents and save lives. If you were involved in a car accident that might have been caused by texting and driving, speaking with an experienced attorney might be very beneficial to your claim and could alleviate some of your initial concerns.