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Texting/Talking While Driving or Driving While Texting/Talking? August 31, 2009

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury.
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Shouldn’t it be driving, period.  Driving while distracted is just plain dangerous.

Time Magazine had a good article about documents recently uncovered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  In short, drivers:

were faster to brake and caused fewer crashes when they had a .08% blood-alcohol content than while sober and talking on a cell phone.

In Wisconsin, if you act in an intentional disregard of others and you injure someone you can be liable for punitive damages.  That is certainly the case for repeat drunk drivers.  Why wouldn’t this apply to repeat “texters” or “talkers”?

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