On March 1, 2023, KRZ Attorney Lauri Boxer-Macomber testified to the Maine Legislature in support of proposed legislation which would increase penalties for distracted driving. The Portland Press Herald shared the following excerpt of Attorney Boxer-Macomber’s testimony in today’s issue:
Lauri Boxer Macomber, an attorney who represents victims of distracted drivers, supported the bill on behalf of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, calling distracted driving “a public health epidemic” as dangerous as drunken driving.
“Driving intoxicated is pretty much the same thing as driving in-text-icated,” Macomber said. “When people are on their phones, they are blind to what’s around them and it’s the same thing as driving drunk, so it would be appropriate to have the same fine.”