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cell phone notification, distracted driving, San Jose Personal Injury LawyerFor years now, public awareness campaigns have been reinforcing the inherent danger of cell phone use while driving. In fact, one could argue that the war against texting and driving is nearly equivalent to the anti-drunk driving efforts of the 1980’s. Today, 46 states and the District of Columbia have instituted complete bans on texting while driving, while Texas and Missouri maintain bans for younger drivers. Only Montana and Arizona have no laws prohibiting such mobile device use. However, a new study suggests that simply hearing a cell phone notification may be just as distracting as actually using the device.

Interesting Research

Conducted by researchers at Florida State University, the study was published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. Lead author Cary Stothart and his team examined the impact to an individual’s attention caused by a cell phone notification—either an audible tone or vibration—while performing a task that demanded concentration. Using a non-driving computer project, test subjects were asked to perform an attention-intensive task twice. During the second round, participants received either a call, a text, or no notification, but were not permitted answer the call or read the message. The subjects were not aware that the texts and calls were part of the study.

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passenger injury claims, California personal injury lawyerMany people travel to and throughout California every year. The state is a popular vacation destination and is also the most populous state. Many people pay for transportation in the California, whether they fly in for a vacation, take a commuter train to work, or take a cab on a business trip. Unfortunately, travelers are often injured while using these types of transportation. If an injury was caused by the carelessness of the driver of the vehicle, the passenger might be able to recover compensation for his or her injuries.

Common Carriers

A common carrier is one who accepts a fee to transport a passenger from one place to another. To qualify as a common carrier in California, a person or company must:

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