Reports indicate that talking on a cellphone while driving in San Bernardino County still remains a problem, especially with teenagers.
The California Office of Traffic Safety released results of a study taken regarding distracted driving that shows cellphone use for drivers between the ages of 16 and 25 years old jumped from 7.3% to 10.8% in a year. The study also indicated that almost half of college students believe they can drive safely while talking on a cellphone.
In still another report, the California Highway Patrol stated that more than 57,000 individuals statewide were cited for usingphones while driving this past year. The fine for texting while driving, for those unaware, is $159. Is it worth it? Even though it is against the law, using a cellphone for talking or texting while driving does not seem to be going away for some.
For those of you still disobeying the law, watch out. There are special patrols out and about and if you are caught, you will receive a ticket.
If you are injured by someone who is not paying attention to the road because they are on a cellphone, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will investigate your case to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and medical expenses.