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Posted On 02.01.13 by in Auto Accidents
Effective July 1, 2012, West Virginia has a comprehensive law restricting the use of cell phones by drivers. As the 36th state to ban texting and driving, West Virginia’s legislators clearly agree that cell phone use is and can be a distraction behind the wheel, and that it can cause car accidents and motorist wrongful death.
These rules are quickly becoming the norm across the country, and they their violation can sometimes be used in court to prove a case against a negligent cell phone-using driver.
Under West Virginia’s new law:
It’s important to remember that “driving” is interpreted broadly to include sitting in a car with the motor running in traffic or at a stop light or signal. Drivers can use the phone while safely pulled over on the side of the road.
If you have questions about West Virginia’s cell phone laws, or believe that a distracted driver caused you injury in an accident, contact our West Virginia accident lawyers at 1-800-776-4529, or send us some brief information about your accident.
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