It is against the law to text and drive in Pennsylvania. Public awareness campaigns teach drivers that other actions, such as talking on the phone while driving, can also be dangerous. Yet, there are other cell phone dangers that could cause distracted driving accidents – even if the driver is not using the phone. And it’s not against the law in Pennsylvania.
Specifically, a recent study found that a driver may be distracted by listening to the one sided conversation of a passenger who is talking on a cell phone. The study found that listening to a one sided conversation may be much more distracting than listening to both sides of the conversation.
What’s a Driver to Do?
As a driver, it may be important to insist that your passengers stay off their cell phones while you are driving. If an emergency comes up then you could suggest that a passenger text so that you are not distracted by the conversation.
As a driver, it is also important to know that this type of distraction could be going on in someone else’s car. If you have been hurt by a distracted driver in Pennsylvania then it is important to protect your potential legal recovery. Please contact an experienced lawyer for accident victims today for more information.