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Rochester Attorney Ross Cellino Discusses Impact of Teen Driving Legislation
Ross Cellino, Rochester attorney serving all of western New York with Cellino and Barnes, weighs impact of new driving laws on a community struggling with recent car accident fatalities.
Rochester, NY residents may find the news timely and encouraging. Many have been affected by the recent news involving three Rochester teens killed in car accidents, as well as the five area teens killed last year as a result of texting while driving. Parents often worry about the safety of their young adults, particularly when they are driving with their friends.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute, in 2007, New York State reported 236 fatalities involving teen drivers. They also found that two-thirds of fatal crashes involving 16-year-old drivers were in cars with teenage passengers. “It is encouraging that New York State is doing something to try to prevent teenage driver fatalities,”
Ross Cellino is an attorney at Cellino and Barnes, a New York firm focusing in personal injury law, available at http://www.cellinoandbarnes.com/
If Governor Paterson signs this bill, the text messaging ban will take effect on November 1, 2009 and will ban both text messaging and transmission of e-mails while driving. Drivers are still permitted to use hands-free devices to talk while driving.
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Cellino & Barnes is a New York personal injury law firm, with offices in Rochester, Manhattan, Buffalo, Garden City and Melville (Long Island) New York. Cellino & Barnes focuses strictly on personal injury cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents and more.
For more information about Cellino & Barnes visit our website at http://www.CellinoandBarnes.com/
Page Updated Last on: Sep 03, 2009