Cell Phone Use While Driving
One of the leading causes of car accidents is distracted driving. While distracted driving takes many forms, one of the more prevalent and dangerous distractions is cell phone use while driving. Numerous studies have shown that using a phone in any capacity while operating a motor vehicle leads to a higher risk of accident. Many states, including Florida, have begun to crack down on cell phone use while driving. In addition, distraction via cell phone use may form the basis for a valid negligence claim.