Author: James Mick "Jamie" Kessel, Short Pump, VA Personal Injury Attorney
Cell phone use has increased dramatically over the last decade. There is no doubt that cell phones have added a certain measure of convenience to daily life, but their use is not always appropriate. Increasingly, cell phones are being used behind the wheel, distracting drivers and causing accidents. Public outcry over news stories involving distracted drivers using cell phones prompted a number of states to take action and pass laws banning their use behind the wheel.
Almost every state has some sort of ban on cell phone use while driving and studies have shown that their enactment has been effective in reducing the number…