Facts About Texting And Driving

You probably know that it’s dangerous to text and drive. But you might not know all the facts about texting and driving. Here are some things to know about texting and driving:

Costs get very high

In Alberta, the penatly for texting and driving is $300 and 3 demerit points.

It’s not just sending texts

You cannot hold your cellular phone in your hand and have the speaker on. You can only use your cell phone in the hands-free mode while you are driving. If you are stopped at a red light waiting for it to change, you still cannot use your phone except in the hands-free mode.

Texting makes accidents much more likely to happen

It is dangerous to text and drive. If you are texting while driving, you are 20 times more likely to crash.

Most Provinces have laws against it

It is against the law to text while driving in Alberta and in most Provinces and US States. If you don’t know what the area rules are, air on the side of caution and do not do it.

Drivers don’t think it’s important.

Unfortunately, some drivers don’t think texting and driving is a big deal. Don’t take your safety for granted because taking your eyes off the road for a few seconds can be very dangerous.

Police Officers are Aware.

If you are texting and driving, the police can legitimately pull you over and fine you. Even if you think you’re being sneaky, the police officer probably knows you’re texting. It is up to the police officer to choose whether they want to pull you over.

These facts about texting and driving show you how serious this crime can be. If you get a ticket for texting or driving while distracted, contact Limitless Law to speak to an experienced traffic lawyer. Contact Limitless Law today if you are injured in an automobile accident caused by someone who was texting and driving.