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Montgomery, Alabama (AL) is the newest state to ban texting, emailing and instant messaging while driving with violators facing fines and possibly higher insurance rates.  In Alabama alone the department of Public Safety reports that distraction from an electronic communication device caused more than 1,200 accidents in Alabama in 2010 and claimed five lives.

The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

As an experienced Virginia (VA) car accident attorney I agree that texting while driving laws should be tougher.  In Virginia (VA) for example current law prohibits sending text messages or emails while driving, but it is a secondary offense, meaning drivers can be ticketed only if they are pulled over for another reason.  However distracted driving is one of the top reason for accidents.  If you are hurt in a car accident that you suspect was caused by a driver who was texting and driving if you hire an experienced Virginia (VA) car accident lawyer they may be able to request phone records.

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