If you get behind the wheel of a car in Escondido or elsewhere in Southern California, you should not have to worry that you will be at risk of getting hurt in a serious crash caused by a motorist who is texting while driving. Yet despite California’s ban on texting while driving, many motorists continue to engage in this dangerous practice, putting themselves and other vehicle occupants, pedestrians, and bicyclists on the road at risk of injury. According to a recent press release from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, it can help to underscore the severe accident risks that come with texting while driving by thinking about this type of distracted driving as “intexticated” driving. Indeed, the press release urges motorists: “Don’t drive intexticated.”
As you can see, AAA takes the idea of intoxicated driving — a behavior that everyone knows can often be deadly — and uses similar language to describe texting while driving. What do you need to know about intexticated driving and seeking compensation after a crash?
What is “Intexticated” Driving?