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Indiana texting and driving ban

Starting July 1st, 2011, Indiana becomes the 32nd state to enact a new law that bans texting while driving. Drivers who text while driving may be subject to a fine of up to $500 even if there is no other violation.

The new texting ban is an attempt to help reduce the number of automobile accidents that occur on Indiana roads as a result of distracted driving. Composing, sending, and reading text messages is one of the most dangerous types of distracted driving behaviors, requiring you to take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off what you are doing.

Other types of distracted driving activities include:
Changing the radio station, eating, drinking, smoking, dialing and talking on a cell phone, picking up something from the floor, getting something from the glove compartment, reading, writing, shaving, using a PDA or navigation system, putting on makeup, doing your nails, talking to passengers

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a car accident by a distracted driver, you may have a personal injury case. The Sweeney Law Firm can evaluate your accident to see if you have a case. The initial consultation is free. The Sweeney Law Firm works on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a settlement or recovery of funds.

Read more about the Indiana texting ban here:
http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2011&session=1&request=getBill&docno=1129