We’ve all heard of the saying, “don’t text while driving”, but now it could be changed to “don’t text those who are driving”. Yes it seems that sending text messages to those who are driving could make you as guilty as the person who is texting you while driving. In a recent lawsuit, a New Jersey couple out for a motorbike ride each lost their leg and almost died after a man who was texting while driving accidentally sideswiped them. While the driver pleaded guilty to the act of texting while driving, it seems that the couple’s lawyer is making a case which would charge the woman texting the driver, arguing that her actions were akin to aiding and abetting a crime.
Wait, how is that possible? Well according to their lawyer, based on the text patterns, the woman texting the driver of the vehicle had sent messages which were written in such a way that it expected a response from the driver, which the lawyer claims “encouraged” him to break the law. Assuming the case against her is successful, it could set a precedent for texting while driving cases and would most definitely make people think twice before firing off text messages to friends and family before finding out if they are indisposed. To be honest isn’t the point of texting a means to communicate with a person without having to call them, just in case they might be busy? We’re not sure how this case will turn out, but what do you guys think?
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