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NJ, PA cell phone driving laws strict, but not tough enough?

Feb 2012

Pennsylvania and New Jersey have some of strictest texting while driving laws in the country. Pennsylvania recently outlawed texting while driving effective March 8, 2012. New Jersey currently prohibits texting while driving. But that’s not enough, according to the federal agency responsible for investigating auto accidents. The National Transportation Safety Board recently recommended banning the use of cell phones while driving, including hands-free cell phone devices. “It’s about not being engaged at the task at hand,” NTSB chairman Deborah Herman said in a front page New York Times article. “Lives are being lost in the blink of an eye.”

Distracted driving kills and injuries thousands of people each year nationwide. If you or a family member has sustained a serious injury due to someone else’s reckless behavior, take action. Contact a Pennsylvania texting auto accident attorney who fights for justice. Contact Flager & Associates. Serving clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, our dedicated Pennsylvania texting auto accident lawyers work tirelessly for clients every day in the Philadelphia are. We understand how complicated accidents can be for families. Turn to a Pennsylvania distracted driving attorney who helps people get their lives back on track. Contact Flager & Associates.

Including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 35 states ban texting while driving. In addition, nine states prohibit the use of hand-held phones. Even so, auto accidents happen. “You can’t take it back, you can’t have a do over, and you can’t rewind,” Herman said in defense of the NTSB’s support for a total cell phone ban while driving.

Auto accidents killed 1,256 people in Pennsylvania and 583 people in New Jersey in 2009. Thousands more are injured in both states and nationwide every day. Don’t become another statistic. Take back control. Contact an attorney who believes every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Contact Flager & Associates.

Flager & Associates is a Pennsylvania Law Firm. We cover cases across Philadelphia, Yardley, Bristol, Bensalem and Levittown/ Fairless Hills. Most of the cases we cover are auto accidents, slip and fall, and product liability related.

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