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Distracted Driving Laws

Posted by Andy Powell on Aug 21, 2017 2:23:11 PM

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As contractors who are on the road a lot, there is something you definitely need to be aware of: if you're involved in an accident, an attorney may summon your phone records to look for evidence of distracted driving.

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My brother-in-law Eric was driving through an intersection in Tucker when a car pulled out in front of him. He hit that car, which in turn hit another car. Eric was not ticketed as the other driver was at fault.

Just last week Eric was served papers at home. He is being sued by the driver he hit. The only thing the attorneys want are his cell phone records to see if he was emailing or texting while driving. If he was, even 30 seconds prior, they have a case for distracted driving.

Fortunately for Eric, he was not on his phone at anytime during that drive so he'll be okay. It's a shotgun approach for the lawyers; go for the phone records and hope to get lucky. I suspect they get lucky quite often.

If you do not know the distracted driving laws in your state, be sure to check out Idrivesafely.com for more information. The minute I heard this story, I knew it would be an important safety and business tip to share with you - because we've got your back!

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