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Tests Studies

Recent driving studies have confirmed what most intuitively know already: driving while texting on a handheld device is highly dangerous. Someone texting has to concentrate to such a degree that he or she loses the ability to remain safely alert to traffic around them.

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Statutes

As of January 1, 2010, 17 states have statutues and laws in place to ban texting while driving. In a liability court case, using a statutory violation as a platform to base a punitive damages claim is a possible theory that will be used.

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Avoid Texting While Driving

Your auto insurance will not provide coverage for punitive damage claims. Be safe. Avoid texting while driving.