Are Texting While Driving Laws Working In Arkansas?
In 2009, Paul’s Law was enacted in Arkansas, banning texting while driving for all drivers. This law had some loopholes and didn’t fully address the problems of cellphone use while driving, but it was bolstered by new legislation in 2011 banning all cellphone use near schools and in highway work zones.
Like many other states, texting laws in Arkansas are well intentioned and were initially effective at reducing car accidents caused by distracted drivers. However, a new study by the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin suggests that texting while driving laws are ultimately ineffective, largely due to inaction on the part of law enforcement.
If you have been involved in an accident with a distracted driver in or around Little Rock, Arkansas, please contact The Duncan Firm or call 887-6-DUNCAN to schedule a free consultation with one of our car accident attorneys.
Understanding Your Rights
A ban on texting while driving is a step in the right direction, but may ultimately be an empty gesture. This does not mean that victims of distracted drivers should be forced to work with greedy insurance companies who will cheat them out of fair settlements.
The Arkansas car accident attorneys at our firm are here to help. We will investigate your case, identify all instances of distraction, and fight tooth and nail for the justice you deserve.
Please contact our Little Rock distracted driving attorneys to schedule your free consultation today. The Duncan Law Firm serves clients in and around the Little Rock, Arkansas area.