Texting while driving is against the law, this is not a newsflash. What is a newsflash is the fact the courts are looking into holding both parties to the conversation accountable if the texting results in a crash. That means Joe Schmoe, sitting on his couch texting sweet messages to his girlfriend while she drives home from work could be just as guilty as his girlfriend if she gets into a crash.
The United States Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is taking April's Distracted Driving Month seriously. The agency is moving forward with a number of efforts to bring attention to the dangers of distracted driving. These efforts include: