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GPS use During a Collison Could be Civilly Punishable

According to a recent trial court opinion authored by the Honorable Terrence R. Nealson of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, the driver of a motor vehicle who causes an accident and is also using a GPS device may be subject to additional damages called punitive damages. There are two general categories of damages: compensatory damages, designed to compensate a person for their injuries and economic losses, and punitive damages, designed to punish the offender.

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