Expert: Texting While Driving Might Boost Driver Liability in Accident

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A legal expert says the new ban on texting while driving might increase a driver’s liability in an accident. The ban went into effect today in Columbus.

Moritz College of Law associate professor Ric Simmons says if a driver is violating the traffic code by texting at the time of an accident,

that violation might be used to increase liability in both civil and criminal cases

Simmons says two dozen states already ban texting while driving. The Ohio House has approved a measure to enact a ban statewide. The Senate has yet to act on the measure.

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