While technology has provided us with great conveniences, technology also perpetuated a deadly cocktail. The use of a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is extremely dangerous. However society has widely accepted this negligent act, only increasing the dangers of the road. Being connected has taken the 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. job and extended the hours to 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Simply put, people cannot operate a 2 ton vehicle while talking on their cell phone. Running red lights, failing to stop, failing to use due care, etc. are just a few of the deadly citations issued by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department/ Nevada Highway Patrol/ North Las Vegas Police Department/ and Henderson Police Department.
In Las Vegas, Nevada the issue of cellular phones while driving is fast becoming a hot legal topic. In fact, California has taken affirmative steps to save lives. Effective July 1, 2008 drivers may not use cell phones while operating a motor vehicle unless the driver uses a hands-free device. (Senate Bill 1613)
Everyone reading this content on the Benson & Bingham website is guilty of looking down to dial and/or text something more important than human life. Automobiles have a false sense of security. One of the most dangerous things an American does in this life he does everyday, drive.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a careless driver using their cell phone contact Benson & Bingham. Some cases deserve criminal punishment, while others give rise to punitive damages in a civil case.