Distracted Driving

Hands-Free Devices are Equally Distracting

Ever since smartphones hit the market, distracted driving-related accidents have skyrocketed. Distracted driving fatalities in 2015 alone were over 3,000 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The initial idea that phones were only distracting when held sparked the manufacturing of hands-free cell phone devices. The intention was to decrease eyes on the… read more

Texting and Driving Can Equal Disaster

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP New York is cracking down on texting and driving. The police are now on alert for people driving while texting and using electronic devices. And for good reason, because: • Engaging in texting while driving increases the risk of getting into a crash by three times. • Sending or receiving… read more

will wearable computers be another device that contributes to distracted driving

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP While the new wearable computer known as Google Glass is still a bit of a novelty, industry experts are predicting by 2020 the Glass or similar devices will be as commAlready, West Virginia and Delaware lawmakers are introducing bills that would ban wearable computers while operating a motor vehicle.  New… read more

Dot Restrictions On the Car Smart Phone Convergence

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP The more appealing and sophisticated high technology becomes, the more auto manufacturers want to incorporate it into vehicles. Enhanced communication, entertainment systems and navigation devices are features that sell cars. MirrorLink has developed car entertainment systems and smartphones with downloadable software for screens that face drivers. MirrorLink’s technology “connects a… read more

Warning New York Cracks Down On Texting and Driving

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP Recently, Governor Cuomo announced the state would be cracking down on New Yorkers driving and texting.  The new regulations have increased the penalty from three to five points off your driver’s license if you are caught and ticketed. But the governor didn’t stop there.  He is proposing new legislation that… read more

Multitasking Cell Phones and the Texting Addiction

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP Some scientists and psychologists are calling texting an addiction, according to a CBS News article. Addiction to alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes is common. Eating food, playing video games, gambling, and pornography are also addictions for some people. Addiction becomes particularly harmful when it distracts people from daily survival or from… read more

The Perfect Storm Teenagers Texting and Driving

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers. Teen drivers between ages 16 and 19 are more likely to crash than older drivers. Teenage drivers simply lack the driving experience and judgment that older drivers have. And… read more

Texting While Driving Slows Reaction Time

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP A Neustar survey shows that 72 percent of U.S. cell-phone users paid for text messaging packages in 2011. In terms of the population, this is approximately 203 million people with texting capabilities. Prevalent use of texting has also led to studies evaluating factors involved with texting while driving. The Texas… read more

NHTSAs Proposals for Less Distracting Onboard Digital Devices

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP The further technology emerges and advances, the more both benefits and detriments become apparent. Smart cars are the wave of the future and ultimately may erase car accidents from every day reality. However, during the transition between complete automation and present day driving, many technological devices can also serve as… read more

NY Texting Law is Making an Impact

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP Suffolk County Accident Lawyers With distracted driving now a greater concern than drunk driving, many states have passed cell phone and texting bans. New York has one of the strictest laws in the nation with the texting ban it passed in July 2011 that made texting a primary offense. A… read more