Distracted driving frequently causes accidents on California roads. It is an activity that a person engages in that could potentially district him or her from the road ahead. Statistics show that more than 20% of injury crashes are because of distracted driving.
It is against the law to talk on a hand-held cell phone or text and drive, yet so many people are still doing it. Other distractions include talking to passengers in the vehicle, eating, combing your hair or applying makeup or changing your Mp3 player.
California Vehicle Code Section 23123 states in part, "A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving."
If you cause an accident because you were too busy talking on a phone or texting a friend while driving, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will explain your rights and options to you.