I have seen a tremendous increase in the number of car accidents and truck accidents in the Coachella Valley caused by negligent drivers using cell phones. A car traveling at 60mph is moving at approximately 90 feet per second. It takes motorist on the average of 1 ½ seconds to perceive and react to a recognized danger. This means that if you are driving at 60mph and you see a danger ahead of you on the road your car will travel approximately 135 feet before you can hit the brakes. Imagine this hypothetical driver texting. It is easy to understand how cell phone use in a texting mode is as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. Contact the Palm Springs / Coachella Valley Personal injury Attorney at Barry Regar APLC if you have been injured through the negligence of another driver. A Palm Springs personal injury attorney can answer your questions during a free consultation.