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It’s Official, Now You Can Be Ticketed For Texting While Driving

Beginning in 2020, you can now be ticketed for texting while driving in the state of Florida. The law has existed since July 2019, but the first six months was only a warning period. Now the warning period is officially over, and police will begin pulling people over and writing traffic citations if they see them texting while driving. The law only applies while the car is moving, so it remains perfectly legal to text while waiting at a red light. It also remains legal to use the GPS while the car is in motion, although police recommend drivers to… Read More

Bill Banning Texting While Driving Signed By Governor Scott

A bill has been signed by Florida Governor, Rick Scott, which completely prohibits drivers from typing into communications devices while driving. This effectively bans all manual forms of texting and messaging from smart phones. “As a father and a grandfather, texting while driving is something that concerns me when my loved ones are on the road. The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the deadliest days on the road for teenagers. We must do everything we can at the state level to keep our teenagers and everyone on our roads safe. I cannot think of… Read More

Ban On Texting And Driving Advancing Through The Legislature

After years of stagnating in the Florida Legislature, a bill allowing police to pull over drivers who appear to be texting while driving will finally be heading to the governor’s desk. On Monday, The House voted in a landslide of 108-7 to turn texting and driving into a primary offense. The governor has already expressed that he expects to sign the bill, which would simply catch Florida up to the rest of the country, with most states already having enacted similar laws. The primary voice behind this bill has been Representative Emily Slosberg, who found herself severely injured by a… Read More

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