Author: Courtney Allen Van Winkle, Personal Injury Attorney
With the weather warming up, there are plenty of young drivers on the road enjoying their new found freedom. As the number of young drivers increases, unfortunately so does the risk of automobile accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the leading causes of teen car crashes are driver inexperience, alcohol and drug use, driving in inclement weather, risky behavior such as speeding, and driver distractions in the car.
When one mentions distracted driving, texting and driving immediately comes to mind. Under Virginia law, Code § 46.2-1078.1, it is unlawful to operate a moving motor vehicle…