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Court Has Ruled Drivers May Be Liable For Texting Someone Who They Know Is Driving

Court Has Ruled Drivers May Be Liable For Texting Someone Who They Know Is Driving - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.  

Reported by CNN.com, a New Jersey court has ruled drivers may be liable for texting someone who they know is driving:

We've all heard the dictum: Don't text and drive. Now a New Jersey state appeals court has an addendum: Don't knowingly text a driver -- or you could be held liable if he causes a crash.

On Tuesday, three appeals court judges agreed with it -- in principle. They ruled that if the sender of text messages knows that the recipient is driving and texting at the same time, a court may hold the sender responsible for distraction and hold him or her liable for the accident."We hold that the sender of a text message can potentially be liable if an accident is caused by texting, but only if the sender knew or had special reason to know that the recipient would view the text while driving and thus be distracted," the court said.  - this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets 

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Sep 04th, 2013