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Rubenstein & Rynecki
Attorneys at Law

16 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York 11241
718-522-1020
800-447-HURT

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Dying to Talk: The Dangers of Driving while Using a Cell Phone

Distracted driving is a leading factor in traffic accidents and fatalities in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates drivers using hand-held cell phones are four times more likely to cause serious injury while driving. Texting drivers are twenty-three times more likely to injure or kill.

In July 2011, Governor Cuomo signed a law making use of handheld electronic devices while driving a primary offense, increasing penalty points at the same time. Since that time, ticketed violations have soared. Text violations in 2010 alone totaled 3,248 and from July 2011 to February 2012 that figure was 7,495. Suffolk, Westchester, and Nassau counties top the list for hand-held cell phone violations outside New York City.

If a driver is on their phone, they are unable to fully pay attention to the road and driving distracted is driving impaired. Remember, driving impaired can cost your life or someone else’s life. If injured by a distracted driver, talk to an accident lawyer about your case. Let us help.

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Scott Rynecki was selected a 2013 Super Lawyer by other injury attorneys. This honor is only given to the top 5% of attorneys.