Super Lawyers
Avvo
Avvo
National College for DUI Defense
Lead Counser Rated
The National Trial Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
PACDL
Expertise

Why Do We Need Distracted Driving Month Awareness in West Virginia?

Being a criminal defense attorney, constantly representing people in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, I am always driving to and fro. And let me tell you, some of the things I have seen are seriously quite frightening.

Try and imagine a man using the steering wheel as a stand for spreading out the newspaper, a woman plucking her eyebrows while driving on the highway, or a teenager gorging on a burger and texting while driving on a four-lane. Yes, you read that right. I have seen them with my own eyes. And now we can have a whole month to lament on such bad driving habits. April has been referred to as national Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Are you wondering that it is a little too much to dedicate an entire month to this kind of awareness? Well, what have you got to say about this? About 421,000 people faced severe injuries during a motor vehicle accident owing to the carelessness of a distracted driver. Or what will you say regarding how the visual-manual tasks like changing the radio station or dialing the phone can cause greater risks of accidents?

This kind of distraction is no longer restricted to merely texting and driving. This is basically any kind of activity which takes away your attention from a particular task when you are behind the wheels of your car. It could be anything starting from texting on the phone, reading a map or checking the GPS directions, fidgeting with the radio controls, to grooming themselves, eating or simply chatting with other fellow passengers etc.

Trust this friendly and helpful criminal defense attorney when I say that you don’t want to be charged with distracted driving cases neither in Pennsylvania nor in West Virginia. I have been there and it is not a nice place to be in.

I would advise you to always be cautious. Another point to remember is you must know more about the law. For instance, the Pennsylvania state laws completely prohibit texting when you are driving the car and this applies to anyone driving the car, irrespective of what age they are.

In West Virginia, the laws on distracted driving are slightly more stringent. Drivers of all ages are not only prohibited from texting and drive, all the drivers regardless of age have a ban on using handheld devices. And for the drivers who have just started driving and are relatively inexperienced are not allowed to use both handhelds as well as hands-free devices in West Virginia.

For people who are not familiar with what that means, a new driver or a novice one is somebody who, irrespective of his age, still has a learner’s permit or possess an intermediate license. So, you must always be mindful while driving and take the rules and regulations into consideration for a legally viable and healthy driving experience.

However, in spite of such measures, if you are charged with distracted driving issues or a DUI, you can definitely get in touch with me for expert advice and proper guidance.

Source: http://www.distraction.gov/

Client Reviews
★★★★★
"I had hired Mr Logue a few years ago for my gf at the time for charges she had gotten before i had met her for prostitution. Big mistake to date her and pay for her lawyer as we didn’t work out but Mr Logue far exceeded expectations. He got nearly all charges in 2 separate cases dropped for her. My mistake to hire him for her but her blessing. I know she didn’t thank you enough so allow me to for her. Very highly recommend Mr. Logue.” A.C.
★★★★★
I was arrested on a felony 3 charge looking at at least up to 2 years in prison. County District Attorney didn't want to negotiate. After a lot of hard work, Sean was able to plead the case all the way down to just 90 days jail with a work release. Better deal than I realistically could have hoped for. Sean and his team worked hard for me. They're the best! Anonymous
★★★★★
After the salesmen told me my gun application "wouldn't be a problem," I was charged with an illegal attempt to posses a firearm. Sean Logue has a good relationship with the DA, but still pushed them to have a trial and I was found not guilty of the felony charge. Sean is a tough and smart lawyer who knows his way around the courtrooms. Anonymous
★★★★★
I am happy to be able to share this information with everyone. Mr. Logue gave attention to our problem immediately and resolved the issue for us quickly. He is an attorney who is respected, not just by us but the court system. I am thankful we found him, and would recommend him to anyone needing a great attorney to represent them. Anonymous
★★★★★
Mr Logue was the one I hired after talking to other attorneys about my case. He was the most knowledgeable and explained everything to me about his plan for me moving forward. He was always available to answer my questions and fought hard and got my charge dismissed!! Don't waste your time looking for anyone else to help you. Mr Logue did an amazing job and very professional! Anonymous