By May 24, 2007

US Senator who voted for cellphone-driving law crashes car – while on the phone

I found this story elsewhere on the web and it made me snigger so much that I just had to mention it!

California State Senator Carole Migden, a former voter for a state bill that fines people for using their cellphones while driving, rear-ended her state-issued SUV into a Honda sedan on Highway 12 in Solano County. While on her phone. The driver of the Honda was taken to the hospital with minor injuries that required some medical attention.

Whether they’re sending a text, answering a call, scrolling through social media, or watching a video, by taking their focus off the road, they’re putting other drivers at risk, the National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving, learn more about this state reports at this company website.

According to another study, drivers who are talking on the phoneeven on a hands-free device, are up to four times more likely to be involved in a crash.

I suppose that’s one way to prove a point!

Posted by: Matt

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