March 22, 2008 9:42am
As Nova Scotia prepares for the upcoming April 1st ban of cell phone use while driving, a great reminder is the recent $5.2 million verdict that was recently reached in Fulton County, GA (USA). The personal injury case was a car accident caused by mobile phone use behind the wheel.
“According to the complaint filed in 2006, an employee of International Paper Co. rear-ended Debra Ford, while talking on her cell phone. Her cruise control had been set at 77 mph in a 70 mph speed limit zone. The impact of the car accident caused Ms. Ford’s car to overturn, which pinned her arm between the vehicle and the pavement. The plaintiff’s arm had to be amputated just below the shoulder.”
By now majority of the carriers give you headphones included with your cellphone, smartphone purchase. Otherwise, here is a link to get yourself a Bluetooth: