As the Virginia General Assembly considers a pending bill that would make texting while driving a criminal offense, one Richmond man has become a strong supporter of the ban.
On January 22, 2012 27-year-old Toure Lynette Thaniel was killed in a collision on Richmond's Chippenham Parkway that police now say was due in part to "speed texting" -- a deadly combination of speeding and text-messaging. Thaniel's car crossed over the median and collided head-on with another car coming in the opposite direction. Thaniel and her passenger, 22-year-old Shalina Perry, were pronounced dead at the scene; the other car's driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition.Learn More »
Texting while driving is not just causing a spike in auto accidents across the nation. It is also boosting insurance rates for the average driver.
A study conducted by 4autoinsurancequote.org, a provider of online auto insurance quotes, found that fatalities related to traffic accidents caused by cell phone distractions have nearly doubled since 2005. Much of that has resulted from texting becoming a more popular form of communication. In 2009 alone, distracted driving from talking or texting on a cell phone resulted in accidents that injured 24,000 people and killed another 1,000 people nationwide.Learn More »
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