Nevertheless, in today's world of technology, there has to be a way for law enforcement to have the ability to find out on the spot if an accident that resulted in death or injury was caused because a driver willfully used his/her electronic device, was distracted and caused the accident. YES...IT IS AN ACCIDENT. However, it is a willful act to use your electronic device even if it causes an accident. The charge would be manslaughter just as if you were drinking and driving and injured/killed someone. Texas Penal Code: § 19.04. MANSLAUGHTER (a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly causes the death of an individual.(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree. Punishment: 2 to 20 and $10K.
MY VERDICT--that still doesn't bring back the life you took but it might slow you down if you knew you would be busted. I didn't break my parents' rules as a kid because I was afraid of the belt, not because it was wrong. I was a kid; I didn't know right and wrong completely, but I knew the pain of that belt on MY behind!