Last week Georgia joined the growing list of states passing laws to address driver distraction by cell phones and text messaging, as follows:
A driver shall exercise due care in operating a motor vehicle on the highways of this state and shall not engage in any actions which shall distract such driver from the safe operation of such vehicle, provided that, except as prohibited by Code Section 40-6-241.1, the proper use of a radio, citizens band radio, or mobile telephone, or amateur or ham radio shall not be a violation of this Code section."
Ken Shigley iis treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia, of which he has been elected to become president-elect on 6/19/10 and president on 6/4/11. His law practice focuses on representing people who are catastrophically injured, and families of those killed, primarily in spinal cord injury , brain injury, burn injury , products liability, trucking and bus accidents, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and cases. Much of his practice is focused on tractor trailer, big rig, 18 wheeler, truck and bus crashes. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" (Atlanta Magazine), among the "Legal Elite" (Georgia Trend Magazine), and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale).
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