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Distracted driving awareness month highlights risks

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California has long been the land of the car. Compared to the more dense regions of the east coast and even with busy roads and freeways, California still offers people plenty of open space in which to enjoy the activity of driving. As cellphones have grown to become virtually essential elements in the everyday lives of drivers, their use when behind the wheel has also become commonplace. While both driving and using cellphones seem like basic rights or privileges people enjoy, the two together can be dangerous and even deadly.

That is the message that agencies and entities all over are trying to get out especially during the month of April which has been declared National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Reports indicate that the California Highway Patrol will be paying extra special attention for suspected distracted driving acts during this time.

Just this year, the state's new law went into effect that bars drivers from holding their phones while behind the wheel. Phones may be used but must be mounted in some type of holder generally on a dashboard or other area in the vehicles. While drivers cannot hold the phones, they can use their fingers to tap or swipe on screen to initiate actions or to stop actions such as accepting or ending phone calls.

When a person in California is involved in a wreck caused by a suspected distracted driving, talking to a lawyer may help shed light on options to seek compensation.

Source:, "With new law in place, CHP cracking down on distracted drivers," Marc Cota-Robles, April 13, 2017

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