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Texting and Driving Illegal In Florida

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 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” according to  Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 

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.

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

Stay safe on the road…

 

 

 

 

 

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