September 21, 2017

Labor Day DUI Crackdown in Rhode Island

Over the past three weeks, Rhode Island State Police has arrested 33 people as part of their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. According to a news report, 10 of those people were charged with DUI over the Labor Day weekend, which is traditionally one of the deadliest driving holidays of the year. In…

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April 6, 2016

Can You Get a Ticket in RI For Reading Text Messages When Driving?

Everyone knows that it is illegal to text and drive in RI. But, can someone get a ticket just for reading a text message when driving? The answer is yes. Reading text messages is a form of distracted driving that can lead to car accidents and cause injury to others. If you were injured in…

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November 27, 2015

Cognitive Distractions While Driving

Editor’s note: This is our final blog in a four-part series about distracted driving.Read the first part here, second part here or third part here. Inattentive or distracted driving can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. As previously discussed in this series, drivers are distracted visually, when they look…

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February 18, 2014

Providence, RI Auto Accident Attorney Discusses the Dangers of Texting While Driving

Distracted driving is never safe, especially when that distraction is texting on a mobile phone. Rhode Island Senator Susan Sosnowski has stated that studies show distracted driving has the potential to be even more dangerous than drunken driving, and as such, she is sponsoring a Rhode Island bill that would ban hand-held cell phone use…

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