The risks of being involved in an accident related to “texting” are rising dramatically. It is estimated that 20% of the drivers are texting or receiving a text while on the roadway and that number goes through the roof to 66% when you’re focusing on drivers between the ages of 18 to 24.
It is an important and responsible privilege (and not a right) to operate a vehicle in the State of Florida. And Florida defines a motor vehicle synonymous with a dangerous instrumentality -and for good reason. As I often use as an analogy, one is much more likely to strike a target with a multi-ton vehicle and cause devastating injuries than with a bullet. Add to that the reckless abandon associated with setting off a firearm without looking through its sites, which is frankly the equivalent of operating a car while texting or looking at a portable communication device, and you truly have created an amazingly careless roadway to navigate through.
Somehow our society seemed to have functioned just fine; and frankly, quite well even before the rescission and without texting. But it appears as though the temptation to satisfy the need for immediate communication is too overwhelming and any one of us is capable of looking away that just one time in order to respond to that next text message.
Are we ready for a society that is willing to prohibit communication in an effort to protect our roadways and pedestrians? And, in fact, are we ready to self police ourselves like in the photograph appearing on this page? Frankly, I for one even find it difficult descending a flight of stairs while texting, so what choice do we really have?
If you believe that you have been injured as a result of someone’s carelessness while they were texting, or using a PCA/cell phone, feel free to contact the Weston, Florida Personal Injury Lawyer at the Schulman Law Group to determine how we can collect money damages for your injuries and losses.