i also gave a short review of the camera on the youtube clip , will update later , just wanted to get this out there
not sure where this was taken , but it does show the time frame before the collision and the collision. Hopefully this dashcam lead to the apprehension of the hitrun driver.
Taunton, Massachusetts 13 year old killed by texting hit run driver
article in Boston Globe.com By Anna Badkhen, Globe Staff
The man accused of killing a 13-year-old boy in a hit-and-run in Taunton told police he was behind the wheel typing a text message on his cellphone when he lost control of the sport utility vehicle and hit what he thought was a mailbox, a prosecutor said today in court.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Patrol plans to vigorously enforce the state’s new law against sending text messages while driving, once that law takes effect on January 1, 2008.
“Texting while driving was always a bad idea,” said WSP Chief John R. Batiste. “Things happen too fast on the highway to take your eyes off the road long enough to read or type a message.”
Because texting while driving is a secondary violation, troopers cannot stop drivers if they see it occurring. But it could mean drivers end up with two tickets instead of just one.
New law restricts use of cell phones and text messaging by teens
1) an instruction permit;
2) a provisional driver license; or
3) a special student driver permit. mobile communication device is defined as “a text messaging device or a wireless, two-way communication device designed to receive and transmit voice or text communication.”
Thursday, December 20, 2007; 9:04 AM
LONDON (Reuters) – British motorists caught talking on a hand-held mobile phone or sending a text while driving could be jailed under guidelines due to be published on Thursday.
In the most serious cases, they could be charged with dangerous driving, which carries a two-year maximum sentence and an unlimited fine, according to a BBC report.
Currently, motorists face an automatic fine and three points on their license under the lesser charge of careless driving.
more at washington post