This past spring, the Kissimmee Police Department organized and staged an auto accident with the help of four Osceola High School drama students. Like similar staged accidents to warn teens of the dangers of drinking and driving, this accident scene was constructed to discourage teen drivers from texting while behind the wheel. Teens and police officers report that the staged accident was a huge success and that they may stage similar events in other Florida high schools.
Police and other agencies are targeting teens, as their age group is most likely to text while driving. Florida has not yet passed a ban on texting while driving, but that hasn’t stopped law enforcement agencies from proactively addressing the problem.
“Most text messages we receive are frivolous information that do not require our immediate attention. When operating a motor vehicle, it is imperative to remain focused on the road,” said Kissimmee Police Chief Fran Iwanski. “Read and answer text messages when you are not driving. Remember, good drivers just drive.”
Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham applauds any efforts to reduce distracted driving and cites cell phone use by drivers as one of the most preventable causes of accidents in Central Florida. He would like to remind readers that just because state lawmakers have not yet passed a cell phone ban for drivers, drivers distracted by electronic devices and other distractions who cause accidents can and should be held liable for the accidents and injuries they cause.
Have you or someone in your family been injured by a distracted driver? If so, you may be entitled to damages to help pay medical bills, replace lost income and compensate you for property damage and other damages. If you have questions and want to speak with an Orlando distracted driving accident lawyer, call Mr. Cunningham today at 800-425-2004 to schedule a free consultation. Mr. Cunningham is one of the most experienced auto accident lawyers in the state and personally handles each aspect of his clients’ cases. He has law offices conveniently located throughout Central Florida. Call today to schedule a consultation at the office closest to your location.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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