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California Hand-Held Cell Phone Driving Ban Causes Major Drop in Traffic Fatalities

By San Diego Car Accident Lawyer on March 14, 2012 - Comments off

The California Office of Traffic Safety has released new information revealing that deaths caused by drivers using hand-held cell phones and overall traffic deaths have seen significant decreases since the hand-held ban was enacted in the state. According to NBC San Diego, in the two years since the law was instated across California, overall traffic deaths have decreased by 22 percent and hand-held cell phone driver deaths went down 47 percent when compared to the two years prior to the beginning of the law.
In addition to fatal auto accidents in California, injuries caused by cell phone-related traffic accidents have decreased by 37%, with 10,341 injuries from 2008 to 2010 compared to 16,510 during the 2006-2008 timeframe. Supporters of the law believe the findings show that Californians understand the laws and the dangers of cell phone use while driving. Additionally, California law enforcement has been diligent in handing out tickets for drivers who break the law, increasing awareness of the law and issue.
A 2011 survey from the California Office of Traffic Safety shows that California drivers now believe that talking on a cell phone and texting while driving are the two biggest safety problems on the state’s roads today. In 2010, talking on a cell phone was third and texting was a distant seventh in the study.
Despite state laws and heavy local law enforcement, cell phone-related auto accidents are still common in San Diego and the rest of California. When drivers talk or text on a cell phone while driving, they cause great distraction for themselves and are at a much greater risk of not only causing an accident, but being in a very serious and even deadly crash.
The San Diego cell phone auto accident lawyers at the Jurewitz Law Group understand the negligence and recklessness associated with these accidents and are dedicated to aiding the victims of such crashes. For more information on how our skilled law team can aid you in your case today, call our offices at (888) 233-5020.


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