It goes without saying that texting while driving is extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, careless drivers continue to do it. I have witnessed this firsthand. Stupid – to be polite.
In fact, operating a motor vehicle while texting or talking on a cell phone may be considered more than just ordinary negligence. It may be reckless conduct which can result in double or triple damages to the injured party. They deserve the extra compensation.
In addition, I support treating this type of offense the same way as driving under the influence. Yank their license for 6 months – automatically. Make the jerks go to driving school and pay a steep fine. Graduated penalties for a second offense and a year suspension. Third offense – you’re done. You don’t get the privilege to share the road with us anymore – at least not as a driver. After all, you can’t fix stupid.
But, how can you prove that a driver is texting while driving?
The easiest way is an admission by the driver to the police at the scene. Not likely, but it does happen from time to time.
Another option is to obtain statements from witnesses. For example, a passenger or a driver of another car who saw the driver texting or using a cell phone.
Finally, lawyers can issue subpoenas for the driver’s cell phone records. In this case, the records revealed that the driver sent a text one minute before the crash.
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