Distracted DriversConnecticut has just passed two new laws that increase fines for texting while driving as well as talking while driving, but did you know that you can now receive these fines even if your car is stopped?
In 2013, Connecticut passed two new laws that increase fines for texting while driving and talking on the phone while driving, but did you know that you can now receive these fines even if your car is stopped?
The Hartford Courant reports that in 2013, Governor Dannel Malloy signed two new laws designed to reduce the number of Auto Accidents on the state's roads. The first law increases the fines for texting and talking when you're behind the wheel. This new law also allows insurance companies to take distracted driving violations into account when setting your insurance rates.
The second new law will make it illegal to use a handheld device behind the wheel even if your car is at a full stop at a traffic light or stuck in traffic. Up until now, a vehicle had to be moving for a violation to occur.
Here are four ways you can help avoid the temptation to drive distracted…
The personal injury attorneys in Hartford Connecticut at Carter Mario Law Firm know it can be tempting to check that text or email when you're in a traffic jam, or stopped at a light. That's why we encourage you to Stow Before You Go, and keep your focus on driving.