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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into effect a law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain a license to drive in the state of California. The new policy changes a 1993 law prohibiting undocumented immigrants from attaining a license and advocates argue that the new law will reduce the overall number of accidents and will result in a decline in the number of uninsured drivers.
Uninsured driver accident lawyers in Irvine know that unlicensed drivers are overrepresented in fatal car accidents by a ratio of five to one. Unlicensed drivers are also unable to obtain insurance, which is a major concern in California where Think Progress reports that insurance companies paid $634 million in claims for uninsured motorist accidents in 2009. With the new rule change, these costs and the risk of fatal crashes should decline.
Preventing Uninsured Driver Accidents
In California, there are an estimated 24 million licensed drivers and two million unlicensed motorists. CBS News reports that as many as 1.4 million of the unlicensed motorists are undocumented immigrants who can now apply for licenses under the new law. The licenses will become available beginning January of 2015 and will carry a distinction on the front of the card indicating they are used for driving purposes only and not as federal identification.
California is the eleventh state to take this step, with seven of the other states changing their laws just in the past year to make it possible for undocumented immigrants to obtain a license. Colorado and Oregon are among the states that have preceded California in granting licenses to individuals who are unable to prove citizenship status. The action is also not the first taken by California to make licensing more available, as the governor signed a bill last year permitting young undocumented immigrants granted temporary legal status by President Obama to obtain a license.
Texas takes a tough stand on texting while driving. In the Lone Star state, school bus drivers cannot text or use a cell phone while driving under state law. Individual cities like El Paso also have laws restricting the use of cell phones while driving. There’s a reason why Texas and many other states place restrictions on drivers using cell phones. Texting and other activities severely impair a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. A recent scientific study provides supporting evidence. Specifically, the study conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute discovered that drivers react twice as slow while texting.
Don’t suffer in silence. Take action. Contact a tough Texas auto accident attorney who will fight for you. Contact the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin. Serving clients in Texas and New Mexico, our El Paso, TX distracted driving attorneys throughout understand Texas’ complicated cell phone driving laws. We know what’s allowed and what’s against the law. We then use this information to build a rock-solid case for our clients with one goal in mind: to get them the money they rightfully deserve. Put your trust in a Texas auto accident lawyer who puts people first. Contact the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin. We’re on your side.
Results from the recent study conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute revealed some shocking statistics. Using a closed road, the scientific test involved drivers attempting to read or write a text message while driving on an open road and a section of roadway lined with construction barrels. Throughout the test, drivers who were texting reacted much slower than the test subjects who were not texting. “It is frightening,” the researchers wrote, “to think of how much more poorly our participants may have performed if the driving conditions were more consistent with routine driving.”
Texting accidents happen fast in Texas. But the effects can last a lifetime. Don’t suffer in silence. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, take action. Contact a Texas accident attorney who will fight for your rights. Contact the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin – fighting for justice, one client at a time.