Over four years of investigating vehicular accidents in the Austin Police Department’s Highway Enforcement Unit, Officer Jason Borne has never met someone who freely admitted that he caused an accident because he was texting while driving, according to the Dallas Morning News on July 17.
Because it is not common to admit fault in an accident, it’s difficult for Texas law enforcement agencies to monitor if new measures that aim to curb distracted driving accidents, such as Austin’s new ban on using hand-held electronic devices while driving, are actually effective.
And the fact that Texas legislators have once again refused to enact a statewide ban on texting while driving – a move that would foster uniformity regarding this particular driving behavior – does not help the situation, according to activists.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., in Waco know all too well the damage that distracted driving can cause. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, our legal team may provide diligent representation as you pursue financial compensation to cover damages. Call us at (512) 710-0931 today to learn more.