“Distracted Driving”

New Volvo Cars Will Report Drunk Drivers to Police

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 12, 2019

Drunk driving kills.  Anyone who has been in a car accident, especially one that was caused by a drunk or distracted driver, will tell you that they wished there were more safety measures available to protect them.  Car manufacturers today have been steadily designing more and more safety and driver protection features, whether it is […]

Apple Named in Lawsuit Related to Distracted Driving

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 20, 2017

Apple is at the center of a class-action lawsuit filed by a man who claims that the company was negligent in its failure to implement an anti-distracted driving safety feature that it had patented. The California man was involved in an accident in which he was rear-ended by a motorist, who was using her iPhone […]

Eating While Driving Significantly Increases Accident Risk

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 12, 2016

One of the most distracting activities behind the wheel does not involve any kind of electronic device. The simple act of eating or snacking while driving can significantly increase your risks of being involved in a motor vehicle collision. According to researchers, a person’s crash risk increases by as much as 70% when he’s driving […]

GDOT Shows Distracted Driving a Factor in Increase in Traffic Accident Fatalities

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 28, 2015

Motor vehicle accident fatalities continue to be a problem across the United States. This is true in Georgia, where the traffic accident fatality toll in the first half of 2015 looks set to exceed the number recorded the previous year. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) believes that distracted driving, accounts for much of that […]

Texting While Driving Ban Not Enough to Deter Car Accidents Stemming from Texting While Driving

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 23, 2014

Despite the fairly recent spate of Georgia laws banning texting while driving, as well as an accompanying push by mainstream media to educate consumers nationwide, motorists continue to regularly engage in the practice– either because they fail to recognize the very real risk presented by what has repeatedly been called one of the most precarious […]

Texting While Driving: New Twist on Liability and Car Accidents Causes Concern for Motorists/Friends and Family

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 17, 2013

In this technology-driven age, texting while driving is undoubtedly the most rampant of the distracted driving culprits. It has become so much of an issue that many states, including Georgia, have in recent years implemented bans against the practice – hoping that discouraging the conduct will subsequently curtail the number of car accidents that result. […]

Teen Driver Deaths Decreasing in Georgia: Improvement over National Numbers

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 1, 2013

It would seem that Georgia’s recent spate of traffic laws (especially those laws involving the required usage of seat belts and banning texting while driving) is experiencing a decent amount of success. In fact, statistics show that there was a sharp and marked decrease in the number of young motorists who perished in car accidents […]

Police Resort to Spying on Distracted Motorists in Order to Curb Car Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | November 8, 2012

Georgia is one of 38 states that currently have a ban on texting while driving. Previously, we’ve discussed the distracted driving law that passed in Georgia nearly two years ago. As a recap, current prohibitions include: – Text messaging banned for all drivers. Fines of $150. – Drivers under the age of 18 prohibited from […]

Texting While Driving a Problem for Young Motorists: NHTSA Unveils New Distracted Driving Measure and NTSB Issues All-Call for a Ban on Cell Phone Use

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 30, 2011

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chairman Deborah Hersman has called a 2010 car accident a “big red flag for all drivers.” A 19-year-old traveling near Missouri at 55 mph rear-ended a tractor trailer in the beginning of what could only be described as a deadly, multi-vehicle, chain collision. Initially, reports a writer for the Associated […]

Car Manufacturer Finds a Way around New Distracted Driving Laws: Car Crashes and Texting While Driving Still Pose Problems

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | November 17, 2011

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association, headquartered in Washington, D.C. has crafted a synopsis of all state cell phone and text messaging laws, available on its Website at http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/cellphone_laws.html. According to their site, texting while driving has been banned in approximately 35 states so far, with Georgia joining the roster in late 2010. Aimed at curbing […]