The number of Kentucky residents killed or injured in distracted driving accidents has been on the rise, and a federal road safety agency has asked electronics manufacturers to develop smartphone features that would make their devices more difficult for drivers to use. A lawsuit filed by a group of California road users against Apple Inc. has revealed that such a feature already exists but that the company has not chosen to make it available to the public.
It is unfortunate that some people die in accidents in Kentucky every year. Others are killed by parties who are acting intentionally. If your loved one died as a result of another person's or business's careless or reckless acts, you might wonder what your rights to recovery might be.
Kentucky motorists may be interested in learning that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration believes that people could use extra help with not using their phones while operating vehicles. In December, the agency published a recommendation that called for the creation of a driver mode in cellphones in order to curb hazardous device usage.