The easiest way to avoid a texting and driving car crash in Boston, Worcester, or anywhere else in Massachusetts is to simply turn your phone off. But with the popularity and widespread use of smartphones, this is easier said than done for many drivers.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 24, 2013
The development of in-car smart phone applications designed to curb texting and driving could be an important step in preventing car crashes across Massachusetts, according to Mark E Salomone of The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, a car accident lawyer in Boston.
The Boston Globe (“Apps try to monitor, tame texting drivers,” December 9) reported that app-makers have begun to develop smartphone applications designed to prevent drivers from texting and driving, promote safe driving habits, and even reward drivers for avoiding their phones while behind the wheel.
“The easiest way to avoid a texting and driving car crash in Boston, Worcester, or anywhere else in Massachusetts is to simply turn your phone off. But with the popularity and widespread use of smartphones, this is easier said than done for many drivers,” said Salomone. “That’s why it has become increasingly important to develop technology – right on these phones – that can actively work to reduce the risk of accident.”
According to the Boston Globe, anti-texting “apps” are designed to prevent texting and driving in a few different ways. Some applications transform phones into advice-giving driving coaches, while others report texting teenage drivers to their parents or insurance companies or even block text messages altogether, the article said.
The Boston Globe said that one such application, called “Road Wars,” debuted in November. According to the article, drivers are awarded virtual coins for following speed limits and avoiding texting. Drivers could then compete against each other on Facebook and other social media platforms to obtain the highest score.
“With more and more of these ‘app’ manufacturers embracing the idea that smart phones can be used as a crash deterrent device, our firm hopes that anti-texting technology is embraced and used to prevent texting accidents in Massachusetts,” said Salomone, a car accident lawyer in Boston. “Accidents caused by texting drivers could have serious long-term physical, emotional, and legal consequences. Victims should not suffer without compensation. Attorneys can help victims and families pursue the compensation and closure they need.”
About the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone
Serving clients throughout Massachusetts, the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone has a reputation for employing experienced, knowledgeable Massachusetts personal injury lawyers who fight vigorously for the rights of injured people. The firm has nine offices statewide located in Boston, Burlington, Framingham, Greenfield, Holyoke, Roxbury, Springfield, Ware and Worcester. The law firm’s areas of practice include dangerous drugs, auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, fall down accidents, dog attacks and other accidents. Attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone work on a contingency fee basis. That means clients only pay if they win.
The Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone’s Boston office is located at 60 State St., Boston, MA 02109. To schedule a free appointment or for more information, call (617) 338-4321 or toll free at (800) WIN-WIN-1 or visit the law firm’s web site at http://www.marksalomone.com.