North Carolina Distracted Driving Accidents Decline

July 11, 2013

In recent years, distracted driving has quickly swelled to one of the leading causes of North Carolina Car Accidents. This prompted legislators to enact several laws aimed at keeping drivers from engaging in distracting behavior on the roads.

According to an article from High Point Enterprise, all motorists in North Carolina are prohibited from reading or sending text messages while at the wheel of a vehicle. Committing this primary offense is punishable by a fine of $100 that could be raised even higher if a bill currently being considered by the House of Representatives is passed.

The passing of the laws has created a bit of a learning curve on how to enforce the new regulations for officers and troopers alike. Sgt. C.A. Webb with the North Carolina Highway Patrol points out troopers must catch drivers in the act of texting and driving, which can prove difficult. Webb added that law enforcement officials are becoming savvier in their ways of observing motorists engaged in distracting behaviors.

The success of law enforcement’s efforts to more effectively catch distracted drivers and educate them on the dangers of their behavior has been proven by the numbers. Over the last three years, the number of convicted distracted drivers has steadily decreased.

The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst applaud the hard work law enforcement has done to rid North Carolina’s highways of distracted drivers.

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