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    Join Oprah’s NO PHONE ZONE

    April 30th, 2010

    HensonFuerst Attorneys support Oprah’s No Phone Zone–a pledge to help end distracted driving by committing to drive as responsibly as possible. This means:

    1) NO TEXTING while driving, which is illegal in North Carolina anyway. As of December 1, 2009, it is unlawful to text while operating a vehicle, or to send or receive email.

    2) Avoid using the phone while driving. It is illegal for all school bus drivers and all people under age 18 to use cell phone while operating a vehicle–no cell phone use at all.

    3) If you must use a cell phone (and you are not under 18), safety guidelines suggest pulling over to the side of the road, OR use only a hands-free device.

    Remember that when you use a cell phone, your brain becomes distracted. So even if you have both hands on the wheel, you may run into situations where your reaction time is slowed (or you make poor driving decisions) because you are using the phone.

    To sign Oprah’s No Phone Zone pledge, visit her website here: Oprah’s NO PHONE ZONE!

    HensonFuerst supports safe driving. As personal injury lawyers who deal with the aftermath of car wrecks, we know that even a split second of distraction can lead to tragedy. Make the safe driving pledge today!