The horrible problem of distracted driving isn’t going away anytime soon in spite of the best efforts of both law enforcement and the court system. The California Legislature has written laws, the police cite violators and the court system fines drivers caught driving while on their phones. The reality is injured people still show up in our office. The State of Georgia may have at least part of the solution.
Members of the Georgia State Police, the equivalent of the California Highway Patrol, have started dressing like highway workers with the goal of watching for drivers who are on their cell phone then alerting a marked vehicle ahead of that driver with the intent to cite them for this behavior. This action is completely legal in the State of Georgia. The reasoning behind this is officers are acting in an undercover role in order to catch someone who is in the act of breaking the law.
The Roseville Police department has used this tactic in that past at the intersection of Cirby and Riverside. A spokesman from the police department was on each of the 4 news channels the night before and a press release went out to print media and they were still writing citations about as fast as they could write.
Some people disagree with this tactic and even suggest entrapment. This is clearly not entrapment and law enforcement employing this to cut down on distracted driving will garner much support even from the people who are the guilty parties. Most people know it’s unsafe and once they get caught studies show they alter their behavior! We are in favor of that goal and injured parties will agree!
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have almost 60 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!