Izzy Yetnikoff, an attorney at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC, has extensive knowledge on accidents and injuries involving vehicles, bicycles, scooters and pedestrians. Smartphones have completely changed the way we live. And while they’ve made our lives easier in many ways, they have also come with some risks and adverse consequences. Many people are finding it hard to spend time away from their phones – even while driving.
According to the United States Department of Transportation, 2,841 people lost their lives in 2018 as a result of distracted driving. Distracted driving includes anything that takes your eyes off of the road, including cell phone use.
What Not to Do While Driving in Arizona
- Hold or support an electronic device with your body. This means that should not hold a phone with your hands, or chat with it between your cheek and shoulder.
- Use a wireless communication device to read a message, or send a message.
- Surf the web, watch a video, scroll through your news feed, or anything else considered to be a distraction and requires you to use your body.
What’s Okay to Do While Driving in Arizona
- Use a function on your device like answering a call, ending a call, or begin navigation on your GPS.
- Use an earpiece, headphone device, or armband to communicate with your voice on your wireless device.
- Use your device on an emergency basis, such as reporting a crime or calling for assistance.
Izzy Yetnikoff, an attorney at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC, has extensive knowledge on accidents and injuries involving vehicles, bicycles, scooters and pedestrians. A person who causes an accident resulting in property damage, injury or death while using a cell phone is guilty of negligence, and may face criminal penalties. If you’ve been in an accident and suspect the other driver was using their phone, contact the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC for help. Call us at 800-279-6331 or visit us online for more information about how we can help you today.