There’s no questioning that distracted driving kills in California, and we applaud all efforts by the California Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state to combat this dangerous practice.
Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) November 28, 2013
A recent news report about a driver who was cited for using a Google Glass wearable computer illustrates how advances in mobile technology might be creating more distracted drivers than ever, according to California Law Associates lead attorney Shehzad Ahmad, a distracted driving accident lawyer in Santa Ana.
Ahmad, who represents victims of negligence and families who lost loved ones in accidents, commented on an Oct. 31 story in The Los Angeles Times (“Google Glass ticket: Driver cited for sporting wearable computer”). According to the report, a woman in Southern California received a ticket for wearing the device after being pulled over on suspicion of speeding.
“Texting while driving has been a significant danger on the roads over the past several years,” Ahmad said. “As technology advances, we will start to see new ways for drivers to be distracted. As personal injury attorneys, we have seen first-hand the devastating impact of all types of distracted driving accidents. That’s why we encourage all drivers to stay focused and avoid all distractions. It’s important to remember that a text message, Facebook update, or Twitter posting can wait.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, the California Highway Patrol said they issued the citation as a violation of California Vehicle Code 27602, making it illegal to drive when “a television receiver, a video monitor, or a television or video screen, or any other means of visually displaying a television broadcast or video signal" is viewable to the vehicle’s driver.
The case appears to be the first of its kind, according to the Los Angeles Times story. CHP spokesman Jake Sanchez told the Times that discouraging distracted driving is a top priority for California Highway Patrol Officials and that law enforcement officials have leeway in issuing a ticket for distracted driving.
“There’s no questioning that distracted driving kills in California, and we applaud all efforts by the California Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state to combat this dangerous practice,” said Ahmad, a distracted driving accident attorney in Santa Ana. “Drivers who take their eyes off the road for as much as a split second can cause serious accidents and leave victims with severe or fatal injuries.”
Ahmad said attorneys can help injury victims and families who lose a loved one because of a negligent driver pursue compensation. He said a lawyer can help hold the negligent individual accountable and send a message that negligence will not be tolerated on Southern California roads.
About California Law Associates
For nearly two decades, California Law Associates has served the legal needs of clients in Santa Ana, Rancho Santa Margarita, Los Angeles, and across all of southern California. The experienced attorneys at California Law Associates have over 50 years of combined experience protecting the rights of Southern Californians and handle a variety of cases, from auto accidents and workplace accidents to workers’ compensation claims. Lead attorney Shehzad Ahmad has practiced personal injury law since 1995 and has a strong track record for obtaining large, multi-million dollar settlements or verdicts for his clients. He works closely with each client to build a strategy that suits his or her specific legal needs.
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