Florida is joining the vast majority of states that have enacted laws about distracted driving. Nationwide, distracted driving using communications devices has risen to 25 percent of auto accidents. Among teenagers, this number jumps to 58 percent of car accidents. Here’s what you need to know about the new laws.
Ban on Texting While Driving
Florida enacted a ban on texting while driving that was updated in July of this year. The updated law allows police officers to treat texting while driving as a primary offense. This means that you can be pulled over and given a ticket if you are seen texting while driving. You still won’t get a ticket if you are using your smart device to talk on the phone or use a navigational device. (more…)