Massachusetts sets legal precedent by convicting a driver of vehicular homicide for causing a fatal distracted driving accident.A Massachusetts court set a precedent by convicting a teenager of vehicular homicide for texting while driving. On June 6, 2012 a jury found Haverhill, Mass. resident Aaron Deveau, 18, guilty of vehicular homicide for a distracted driving accident he caused last year that took the life of Donald Bowley. Technology has become extremely dangerous in the past few years particularly texting while driving. It has become a distraction to drivers all over the world and rapidly continues to claim lives.
I found this article interesting because it is sending a message to all drivers who text when they drive, but instead should be keeping an eye on the road. The man convicted is now spending 2 1/2 years in prison for this offense.
Do not text and drive, it's against the law as this man learned a little too late!
Yvkoff, L. (2012, June 6). Cnet News. Retrieved from http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-57448359-48/texter-found-guilty-of-vehicular-homicide/