Florida legislature passes texting and driving bill, headed now to Governor Scott – TRIPP LAW FIRM – CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER – TOLL FREE (888) 392-5297 – SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY NOW!

STATEWIDE – Florida lawmakers finally passed a bill banning texting and driving in this state. While this bill is a step in the right direction, there’s much room for improvement and strengthening the law. The law passed by the legislature bans texting and driving on Florida roadways, subject to a number of exceptions. 

Texting while driving is considered a secondary offense, meaning that a driver must be have committed another traffic infraction in order to be pulled over and only then can be issued a ticket for texting and driving. A first offense results in a $30 ticket. A second offense carries a $60 fine and three points on a driver’s license. Drivers who use hands-free, voice activated texting don’t have to worry about a fine. You can also text while your car is stopped at a red light or if you’re in a traffic jam. While the law isn’t perfect and there may be difficulty enforcing it, most believe it is a necessary first-step in working towards keeping our roads safer and saving the lives of countless people.

According to a report from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 4,481 crashes out of a total of 256,443 in 2012 involved a driver who had been texting or otherwise using an electronic communication device while driving. 
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