If this article sounds similar to a recent experience that you or a loved one have suffered from, please don't hesitate to contact us online or call 859-578-4444 to schedule a free consultation!\r\n \r\nCell Phones Are Blamed For Many Kentucky Car Accidents\r\nNext time you are at a stop sign or red light look around you.\u00a0 Chances are that many of the other drivers you will see will be talking on their cell phones.\u00a0 Maybe you are someone who consistently using a cell phone while behind the wheel and if so, you are not alone.\u00a0 One study by the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association found that over 254 million people owned cell phones as of February 2008.\u00a0 That study was two years ago \u2013 imagine how high that number is today!\r\nIn Kentucky, drivers are allowed to use handheld cell phone devices, with the exception of bus drivers.\u00a0 However, the Kentucky lawmakers just passed a bill to ban texting while driving. Rep. Keith Hall, D-Phelps, who had originally opposed the texting ban, because he said that it infringed on individuals\u2019 rights, had a change of heart.\u00a0 His opinion changed after his wife was involved in a\u00a0Frankfort car accident\u00a0that occurred after she reached down to answer a ringing cell phone.\r\nAccording to Hall, "It was an epiphany, almost. These things can happen in the blink of an eye. After what happened to my wife, who was not texting, who just looked down at her cell phone ringing, I decided we've got to put protections in place."\r\nThere are many dangers associated with cell phones, besides the obvious of looking down to dial.\u00a0 Drivers can get so engrossed in their conversations that they are not able to fully concentrate on the road.\u00a0 Studies have found that cell phones impair drivers\u2019 ability to respond to hazards.\u00a0 Since there is no handheld device ban in Kentucky, if a driver is not using a headset, that means he or she is most likely driving with only one hand on the wheel.\r\nIf you have been injured in a northern Kentucky auto accident caused by a distracted driver, you could be entitled to compensation.\u00a0 Contact a\u00a0Fort Wright car accident lawyer\u00a0at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 for more information.