Cell phone usage while driving can be deadly, as it requires a driver to
divert their attention away from the road and onto a secondary distraction.
Contrary to popular belief, however, the state of Kansas does not have
a law that outlaws handheld cellphone usage while driving. While several
states have installed legislation banning the use of cell phones on the
roads, Kansas law has only placed a restriction on written communication
Drivers are prohibited from operating any sort of wireless communication
device while driving, with the exception of voice-operated messaging systems.
This means that using a laptop, smartphone, or any messaging device that
requires the driver to look away from the road is considered illegal.
This legislation has been put in effect in order to reduce the number of
road fatalities caused by distracted driving, with texting while driving
being the biggest culprit. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA), collisions caused by distracted driving resulted
in 3,154 fatalities and approximately 424,000 injuries in 2013 alone.
In the average of five seconds that your eyes divert from the road to
read a text message, a driver can increase their chances of getting into
an accident by three times. If a distracted driver has caused you injury,
you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation with the help of
a legal professional.
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If you have been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, a Topeka
car accident lawyer from Palmer Law Group LLP can help you seek monetary compensation
for your injuries. Having been fighting for our clients since 1980, our
experienced attorneys can help you seek justice and make every effort
to secure a fair settlement on your behalf.
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