With technology constantly improving and weaving its way into our lives, it was only a matter of time before it made its way into places where it did not belong, i.e. the hands of a driver. For many of us, that text or phone call feels like it cannot wait. However, according to distracted driving laws in almost every state in the country, that text better wait or you could face some hefty fines and marks on your driving record.

Our legal resources seemed to agree that distracted driving laws vary from state to state. But there are a few key similarities. Firstly, hiring a lawyer to handle your distracting driving case can be a good idea. This could range from a traffic ticket lawyer to a criminal defense attorney. Next, when an accident is involved, negligence charges against the distracted driver can be made. And finally, just like speeding tickets, distracted driving tickets can result in increased insurance rates.

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