Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
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.