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Pennsylvania’s Texting-While-Driving Law Celebrates First Anniversary

Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 3:24 pm    

Pennsylvania’s law banning texting while operating a motor vehicle recently reached its one year anniversary, but many in the law enforcement community see serious issues with enforcement of its provisions. In Lancaster County, home to one of the largest driving populations in Pennsylvania, only 29 citations were issued in the first year for the offense. According to many judges and police officials, the low number of citations is related to the difficulties that enforcement poses. Because there are legitimate uses for phones while driving, they say, law enforcement officials have a hard time determining whether or not a violation has even occurred.

This goes to show that, as much as the law is designed to help discourage dangerous and irresponsible behaviors, drivers on Pennsylvania roads continue to face substantial hazards. If you’ve suffered injuries in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, contact the Law Office of Bill Pelhan today by calling 717-392-6362 to learn more about how you can fight for the compensation you need.