Although Ontario law prohibits texting while driving, it still happens. We have all seen people behind the wheel driving and texting on their smart phone. There is no doubt that it is tempting to read and respond to messages while driving, particularly over a long commute in Toronto and the GTA. Reminding your teen drivers that the text message can wait may not always be enough. Despite how responsible your child may be, mistakes can happen. In the case of texting while driving, the mistake can have catastrophic consequences, which should not be underestimated. As an Ontario personal injury lawyer, I have seen many devastating accidents that have resulted because of distracted driving.
These days, it seems as though there is an app for just about everything. So, it is not surprising that there are apps available for disabling the text and email features on cell phones while driving. These apps have the potential to save lives, and should be considered by parents with a teen driver. Although I am sure there are many such apps available, I have listed below only a couple that I recently came across.
The above-listed apps seem promising, but you should do your own research on the various apps available. Again, I would strongly encourage anyone with a teenage driver in the household to consider a program to disable texting and email while driving.
If you need any further motivation, you can check out the many youtube videos of people sharing their stories of tragedy as a result of an accident caused by texting while driving. The video below was prepared by AT&T, and it provides a compelling reminder of the dangers of texting while driving.
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There are reports of a serious car accident that occurred in King City Ontario during the early morning of Sunday May 6, 2012. Early reports of this accident indicate that this was a single vehicle accident on Jane Street in King City.
According to reports, the driver of the vehicle may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
First and foremost, we would like to offer our support to those that were injured in this King City, Ontario car accident.
We hope that all of the occupants are able to recovery quickly and fully.
Each year many people are killed or suffer serious personal injury from motor vehicle accidents in Ontario. Despite efforts to educate and strict enforcement, people continue to get behind the wheel after even though they had been drinking. Police were investigating
the circumstances of this King City car crash. More information would be necessary in order to determine the cause for this accident. However, if the driver of the vehicle is found to be at fault, it could lead to the filing of an Ontario personal injury lawsuit. If such a lawsuit is filed, and if it is successful, it could lead to an award of damages for the occupants of the vehicle that were injured. All of the occupants of the vehicle involved in this King City, Ontario car accident may also be able to obtain Ontario no fault insurance benefits for their injuries and losses.
If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in a serious motor vehicle crash, you can obtain help from an Ontario personal injury lawyer.
For a complimentary consultation with a dedicated Ontario car accident lawyer, contact Iacobelli Law Firm.
Andrew Iacobelli is an Ontario lawyer that restricts his practice to representing personal injury victims and their families. Andrew is the founder of Iacobelli Law Firm.
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