Wednesday, Governor Corbett signed into law a bill which bans texting and driving. The law goes into effect in four months. “Today with the stroke of a pen I hope we’re going to be able to save lives,” stated Governor Corbett. He was joined by members of the Pennsylvania State Police while signing the bill. “What the bill does is make texting behind the wheel, whether it’s a cell phone or an iPad or a portable computer a primary offense,” Corbett explained. “That means that the police, state police or local police can stop you right there and they will.” The law will hopefully make Pennsylvania roads safer for drivers. “It’s deadly, it’s absolutely deadly we’ve got to get that message out to people,” Corbett continued. “We’ve got to get law enforcement officers to stop people from doing this because it is deadly.” According to news reports, drivers are advised to pull over before texting anybody.
As a car accident lawyer, I’m glad the state is making efforts to reduce auto accidents. My thoughts are with those who are harmed in a crash. If you or a loved one were hurt in an auto accident, discuss your case with a Carlisle personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your claim, assess your case, help defend your rights, and answer any legal questions you have concerning your case. A personal injury lawyer can help guide you through the legal processes associated with your case in order to help ensure the best possible outcome.Tweet