A new Iowa law making texting while driving a primary offense takes effect this weekend, July 1st. Officers can now issue a citation to drivers they observe texting, which will cost drivers approximately $100 in fines and court costs. With the passage of stricter laws, more drivers will likely be cited.
Under the increased scrutiny, Iowa parents may worry about their children being pulled over despite their best efforts to keep kids away from their phones while driving.
Well…there is an app for that it turns out. Technology is catching up and that will help parents keep their teens safer and out of trouble.
One system, Cellcontrol, which has received favorable reviews by Consumer Reports has the power to disable texting and social media on cell phones while the car is in motion.
Once installed, parents can choose which apps and functionality they want to allow and which ones to block, which will go a long way to put the kibosh on distracted driving.
Texting while driving is one of the leading causes of Iowa injury and fatal car accidents. Stricter enforcement and limiting drivers ability to use their smart phones while driving will likely help to reduce the number of unfortunate incidents.
Contact an Experienced Iowa Texting While Driving Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a family member has been injured in an Iowa texting while driving car accident, contact the Des Moines, Iowa personal injury Law Offices of Stoltze & Stoltze PLC for a free a consultation at 515-244-1473.