As advocates for road safety, we are thrilled to read about initiatives to prevent car accidents in Kentucky. Let’s hope our lawmakers follow through with this idea.
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
Commenting on a news story indicating that Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is floating the idea of implementing “no-phone zones,” Louisville texting accident attorney Rob Shelton of Shelton Law Group said today that such measures could go a long way toward increasing highway safety.
ABC 36 (“Ky. governor promotes public safety proposals,” Jan. 7) reported that the Kentucky governor presented the idea to state lawmakers during his annual State of the Commonwealth address along with a number of other public safety initiatives.
“Distracted driving is a major public safety concern in Louisville and across all of Kentucky,” Shelton said. “We have handled serious injury and fatality cases involving drivers who were not paying attention. As advocates for road safety, we are thrilled to read about initiatives to prevent car accidents in Kentucky. Let’s hope our lawmakers follow through with this idea.”
According to the ABC 36 report, the governor presented the idea to lawmakers in early January, citing the vulnerability of schoolchildren and construction workers.
In addition, the ABC 36 article stated that the governor presented a number of other safety ideas during the annual address to lawmakers, including aligning Kentucky booster seat safety regulations with more stringent federal recommendations.
“It’s well-known that distracted driving is dangerous and cellphones have become a major factor in accidents,” Shelton said. “While much effort has been made to curb cell phone use among drivers, drivers continue to do so every day – and they put themselves and others in danger.”
Shelton said texting and driving is illegal for drivers of all ages and teen drivers under the age of 18 are banned from cell phone usage.
“If you were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, it’s important to seek the advice of legal counsel,” Shelton said. “An attorney can help pursue compensation for injury victims and families who lost loved ones in accidents.”
About the Shelton Law Group
Attorney Rob Shelton has a well-deserved reputation as a Louisville personal injury and accident lawyer who fights to protect the rights of the injured and families who lost loved ones in accidents. The Shelton Law Group handles cases involving car and truck accidents, workplace injuries, dangerous products, nursing home abuse, and many other types of personal injuries. He has been recognized by the Kentucky Trial Court Review since 1998 as one of Kentucky’s top 10 lawyers. Shelton also is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a distinction reserved for a small percentage of trial lawyers nationwide who have obtained verdicts or settlements for clients totaling $2 million or more.
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