Distracted driving is dangerous. Taking your eyes of the road to quickly check a text or update a post online can lead to a tragic accident. This concept is no surprise. What is new news is the fact that courts, lawmakers and producers of applications on smartphones are taking steps to help reduce the risk of these accidents.
A California man was sentenced to one year of imprisonment and three years of probation on Sept. 19 after he entered a plea of no contest in connection with a rear-end collision in which two women died. The distracted driving accident happened around 5:20 p.m. on March 15 in Santa Rosa.