Author: James Mick "Jamie" Kessel, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Lawyer
Sending a text message while driving is banned for all drivers in 45 states and the District of Columbia. But why? Because more than nine people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured each day in crashes that involve distracted drivers.
Texting while driving is the most dangerous distracted driving activity because it combines all three types of driving distraction:Visual: taking your eyes off the road, Manual: taking your hands off the wheel, and Cognitive: taking your mind off the task of driving.
In Virginia it is illegal to text while driving, and if you are under the age of 18 it…