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Pinning on Pinterest, taking Snapchat selfie filters while on the road, liking selfies on Instagram, and messaging in Facebook results in #distraction.
California vehicle code 23123.5 states: A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using an electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or read a text-based communication, unless the electronic wireless communications device is specifically designed and configured to allow voice-operated and hands-free operation to dictate, send, or listen to a text-based communication, and it is used in that manner while driving. (leginfo.ca.gov)
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Tapping, typing, and swiping through social media apps while driving involves visual, manual, and mental distraction. When a driver’s eyes are one their phone they are not on the road. Unfortunately, this leads to car accidents in Los Angeles and everywhere in the United States.
A motorists who takes their eyes off the road to check a status update while traveling at 55MPH travels the length of a football field in under 5 seconds. According to the FCC, 18% of fatal auto accidents are caused by a distracted driver. This is a sad and unfortunate statistic that nobody “likes”.
Allen Vaysberg practices personal injury law and works tirelessly to defeat the tactics of insurance companies and large corporations who try to deny justice and fair compensation to injured people.