TO MAKE THE USE OF A MOBILE PHONE WHEN INVOLVED IN A REPORTABLE CRASH RESULTING IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY AN AGGRAVATING FACTOR IN SENTENCING FOR THE UNDERLYING OFFENSE COMMITTED WHICH RESULTED IN THE REPORTABLE CRASH.
House amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Rewrites proposed GS 20-137.4B to provide that in a civil action for damages resulting from a reportable crash resulting in death or serious injury, if the trier of fact finds that a mobile phone or additional technology, as defined, was in use by the driver at the time of the accident, the trier of fact may infer that the use of the mobile phone or technology was a proximate cause of the accident.
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