Texting while driving and other bad behaviors have resulted in a substantial spike in
auto accident fatalities in Georgia and throughout the country over the past two years.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, motor vehicle deaths in
the state have increased by a third within that time frame.
In order to address the issue, House Bill 163 aims to require the hands-free
use of electronic devices while operating a vehicle. On Tuesday –
February 21, 2017 – the bill cleared a subcommittee of the House
Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. Its sponsor, Georgia Rep.
Better Price (R-Roswell), stated to the committee that
distracted driving is a serious epidemic throughout the nation.
“We are talkers and texters in this country, and it’s getting
us into some large trouble,” Price told the committee.
The bill passed unanimously. However, similar bills have previously failed
to pass in the General Assembly.
Injured by a Distracted Driver in Atlanta?
drunk driving and
speeding, distracted driving has proven to be a significant factor in auto accidents
in the United States. At
The Weinstein Firm, LLC, we are committed to helping those who have suffered an injury in collisions
caused by distracted drivers by recovering their entitled compensation
on their behalf. If you are worried about the costs of obtaining expert
legal services, our Atlanta auto accident lawyer offers his services on
a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you don’t have to pay any
fees until we win your case.
Do not hesitate to
contact us and request a
free case evaluation today.