Texting While Driving Video – Pass it On!

driving-844132_640From Chaney’s Used Cars –  More and more people are injured or killed every year because they do not heed the dangers of texting while driving and getting into an accident.

This video goes right to the point of the danger.. Pass it on and it may save someone from hurting themselves, causing serious injury or worse.

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Texting While Driving In Florida? You Are Breaking The Law

carcrashWe wrote a previous article back in July that come October 1, 2013 texting and driving in Florida will be illegal. This means that you cannot manually text while driving,  but the law does stipulate that you can text while stopped at traffic lights. This law is also considered a secondary offense which means that you would need to be pulled over for another offense to be ticketed.

This is how the seat belt law started and today it is a primary offense and if you are seen not wearing a seat belt you can be pulled over and given a ticket. So perhaps texting and driving may someday become a primary offense.

According to the  National Safety Council

1,600,000 accidents per year are to blame for texting and driving

5 seconds is the minimal amount of time your attention is taken away from the road while texing and driving. That equals  driving the length of a football field driving at 55 mph

A person texting and driving is about 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated

See all the statistic Here – very informative!

If you must answer a call, get a hands free phone. If you must text, pull over.

Stay safe on the road,

Call us today to get your insurance questions answered. 863-453-3903 or

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Ashley Bishop Owner/Agent
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Texting and Driving Illegal In Florida October 2013

There are enough distractions on the road without adding in talking on the phone or worse texting someone. It is as ridiculous as gluing a laptop to your steering wheel and or putting on a headset and forget driving. You have responsibilities to yourself, your passengers and others on the road when you get behind the wheel.

As of May 2013 Governor Scott signed a bill that will make texting while driving illegal. Motorists will be ticketed for texting while driving if they are pulled over for other traffic infractions. This will take effect October 1st, 2013.

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 with a cigarette in one hand and cell phone in the other? Look Mom no hands!

Talking at a stop light with the window down like they were comfy cozy on their living room couch not caring who heard what they had to say.

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 is beyond thinking and one of the biggest causes for accidents is distractions while driving.

How about driving with not only the kids yelling, laughing and carrying on with a mom looking overwhelmed, but while in conversation on the phone with the occasional yell at the kids, “quite down I am on the phone”, should not be going on and quite frankly putting her and their lives in jeopardy on the road.

I am sure their are occasions running through your head at this moment of incidences you did not like to see on the road and maybe that made you pull over or get far behind someone not paying attention to the road.

It’s simple: Do Not Text or Talk on the Phone while driving. What do we tell our kids when they reach that wonderful 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.

Here are some guidelines from the Florida Highway Patrol for Cell Phone Tips while driving. http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/html/cellphone.html

and please visit http://www.textfreedriving.org/ for more tips on texting and driving that could help you.

Stay safe on the road, stay off your phone while driving.

Call us today to get your questions answered. 863-453-3903 or visit our website budgetbirite.com fill out the form and we will have an agent contact you within 24 hours.

We find insurance that meets every budget!

Ashley Bishop Owner/Agent
Budget Bi Rite Insurance, Inc

Serving All of Florida