Richard A. Lindsey, CPA

Lindsey & Waldo, LLC – Certified Public Accountants

  • Jun 29

    Effective August 1, 2012 it will be against the law in Alabama to read, write or send a text message, instant message, or an e-mail while driving a motor vehicle.

    According to the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting while driving creates a crash risk 23 times greater than when a driver is not distracted. And sending or receiving a text message takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds.  During that short time, a driver going 55 miles per hour will cover the entire length of a football field.