Distracted driving accidents are a reality that continues to put drivers across the country in serious jeopardy. And it’s because this reality is spreading everywhere that we continue to urge our readers to do all in their power to avoid distractions, no matter which kind.
Recently, a mother in a state other than California used her tragic experience with distracted driving to urge others to avoid similar accidents. She also supported a state bill that hopes to change state laws regarding phone use while behind the wheel.
According to a series of news reports, the woman spoke to lawmakers at Georgia’s Capitol. She told the story of how her 20-year-old daughter who had been a student at Georgia Southern University was killed in an accident caused by a distracted driver.
The accident, which happened in 2015, took place when the car her daughter was occupying was hit by a tractor trailer. The driver in the large vehicle later said he hadn’t seen the car in front of him stop because of the traffic. That’s when the collision took place.
Others whose children were also killed in similar accident also spoke at the Capitol, urging all lawmakers to back the bill.
Here in California, we already have laws that prohibits drivers from using their phones while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, drivers often ignore the laws and drive distracted, causing accidents and putting the lives of countless Californians in danger.
While it’s heartbreaking that these tragic accidents had to take place for lawmakers to consider a bill targeting distracted driving, we are glad that another state is coming together to fight the practice.
As personal injury attorneys, we have helped countless victims of neglectful drivers who were distracted at the time of the accident. We know how much the victims suffer and how important it is for drivers to focus on the road and on driving itself. Anything else can wait.
If you’re curious to learn more about the new piece of legislation being considered by the Georgia legislature, follow this link.