The State of Connecticut takes cell phone violations very seriously. In fact, legislators just doubled the fines for illegal use of a cellphone while driving. The bottom line is, don’t use your cellphone while driving because you’re going to face a number of consequences for this behavior. There are plenty of options today that can prevent you from running into these issues. You can easily use Bluetooth or use an integrated system where you don’t have to hold your phone. Voice recognition is readily available on most smartphones that are made today. Many major highways, such as I-95 that runs through Connecticut, have rest stops with ample space for you to pull over and park if you need to send a text, look at your GPS or make a phone call. It has been proven that driving while using your cell phone is equally, if not more dangerous than driving while under the influence of alcohol. There is really no reason to face hefty fines for something that can wait a few minutes.
You’re asking for trouble, not only with law enforcement but possible accidents or other issues if you don’t comply with the law. Using your cell phone while driving puts not only yourself but the others around you at risk for serious injury or even death. If you have been issued a ticket for a cell phone violation, contact us. We have been very successful in working resolution on those types of tickets. With the assistance of strong legal representation, you may be able to decrease some of the fines that you have been penalized with.
This informational blog post was brought to you by Marc N. Needelman, an experienced Hartford, Connecticut Traffic Violations Defense Attorney. If you have any questions, contact the law office to set up a free initial consultation.