You Can Be Held Liable for Knowingly Texting a Driver

Lawmakers have been cracking down on texting and driving, but up to now, most of the new laws focus on restricting and punishing the person behind the wheel. But this week, a judge in New Jersey has determined that if you knowingly text someone who is driving, you can also be held liable if they get into a car accident. Even though you probably don’t need a court to tell you this, we’ll go ahead and restate it—don’t text and drive, and definitely don’t text someone you know is driving. If you still need convincing about why texting and driving is a really, really bad idea, just watch this powerful, short documentary from Werner Herzog From One Second to the Next

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