Monday, April 8, 2019

IN THE NEWS: Attorney Mike Keating Quoted in Chicago Tribune on Dangers of Distracted Driving

IN THE NEWS: Keating Law Offices attorney Mike Keating was quoted in the Chicago Tribune about the dangers of distracted driving. Distracted driving is an increasingly dangerous habit among many drivers. The dangers posted by distracted driving are particularly dangerous to vulnerable users of the roadway such as pedestrians and bicyclists. 
Here's the quote from the Chicago Tribune:
"Mike Keating, a personal injury attorney who often represents injured bicyclists, said that if any police agency does not enforce the laws against distracted driving, it defeats the purpose." 
“These laws have to act as a deterrent to keep people from texting on their phones,” Keating said. “They have to be punished for behavior that is literally deadly.”

Keating said that like drunk driving, distracted driving involves a choice. “These things don’t happen by accident,” Keating said. “If they choose to have their phones out and look at social media or text, that’s a choice that puts them in a more dangerous mind-set than they otherwise would be. That’s unfortunately not that far off from someone who consumes too many drinks.”
The Chicago Tribune article was written by long-time transportation reporter Mary Wisniewski. 

Keating Law Offices is the premiere personal injury law firm representing victims of bicycle crashes in Illinois. The firm is based in Chicago, Illinois and represents clients throughout Illinois.