There are enough distractions on the road without adding in talking on the phone or worse texting someone. You have responsibilities to yourself, your passengers and others on the road when you get behind the wheel.
There has been a timeline addressing this issue starting in May 2013; Governor Scott signed a bill that will make texting while driving illegal. Motorists would be ticketed for texting while driving if they are pulled over for other traffic infractions. This took effect October 1st, 2013.
As of July 2019 – “a motorist may be stopped and cited for texting and driving in the state of Florida” with the Put It Down: Focus on Driving campaign according to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Learn more Here about the Wireless Communications While Driving Law
January 1, 2020 brings us to updates on the laws of texting and driving in Florida: Drivers can expect to get a ticket if they are caught texting while the car is in motion, but you may text if you are at a stop sign. Read more about this Here
Have you ever experienced the following..
Someone rolling through a stop sign talking on the phone and not aware of what they just did?
Riding too close to you distracted by a phone call or busy texting?
Its bad enough to talk on the cell phone while driving, but to actually keep looking at cell phone key pad to text a message or looking to see if the voice command is typing it correctly is beyond thinking. One of the biggest causes for accidents is distractions and driving and texting is certainly proven to be a big one.
It’s simple: Do Not Text or Talk on the Phone while driving. What do we tell our kids when they reach the age of driving? It’s a privilege not a right. In Florida you can get a traffic ticket for being a distracted driver and worse cause an accident.
If you must answer a call, get a hands free phone. If you must text, pull over.
See Just How Dangerous of Texting and Driving Is With This Short Video!
Stay safe on the road…