Distracted Driving Law is a Must in Florida
Burman, Critton, Luttier and Coleman LLP Blog
Did you know that Florida does not have a distracted driving law? For example, there is no law against texting while driving. Texting while driving endangers others by distracting the driver and, at times, causing significant injury due to collisions. It is our hope that Senate Bill 52, the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law,” and its companion bill being considered by Florida’s House of Representatives will pass.
Show your support by writing to your State Representative at the link below. Punishment under the proposed law(s) include non-moving violations, and more significant penalties for causing an automobile collision while using phones or other handheld devices. This includes protecting our children in school zones by punishing those violating the laws and/or using such devices while driving in a school zone. Note that the Bills to support are SB52 and HB13 – both of which are the backbone to protecting your family from injury while driving.
Find out who your State Representative is here. Then contact them and let them know you support Bills SB52 and HB13!