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Pennsylvania’s New Laws for Cell Phone Use While Driving

5/15/2013

Pennsylvania laws have recently changed regarding the use of mobile devices while driving. Because driving laws do change periodically, it’s a good idea to check the PennDOT website bi-annually to see what changes have been made.

Laws regarding mobile devices while driving are governed by each state. What might be allowed in Maryland or New York, may not be legal in Pennsylvania. If you’re traveling across state lines, and are prone to using your mobile device while in your car, it’s a good idea to check the department of transportation websites of the states you will be visiting.

If you are pulled over by law enforcement for illegal use of a mobile device while driving, the officer will not take pity on the excuse, “I didn’t know the laws of Pennsylvania regarding cell phone use while driving.” It is your responsibility to know the laws of the state you are driving in.

On our website we have provided you the information about the latest Pennsylvania laws regarding mobile device use while driving.

Of course, it’s always safer to not use a mobile device of any kind while driving. If you really need to make a phone call, or read/send a text, the wisest thing to do is safely park your car before using your phone. It’s safer for you, and for other motorists on the roadways.

If you have been in an accident where another driver was texting while driving, you should contact the attorneys at Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo, P.C., for legal guidance. Our experienced and compassionate team offers a free consultation to talk about your situation and answer any questions you may have. Call us today at 888-807-WORK (9675).

Category: Motor Vehicle Accidents

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