We talked about recently passed legislation that prohibits drivers from texting while their car is in motion. Late to the game, Florida is the 41st state to pass measures to address the epidemic of distracted driving.
The Florida legislation is limited. Under the new law, texting is a secondary offense. This means that law enforcement cannot use cell phone records to prove the violation unless injury or death results. Also, the use of voice-to-text and mobile navigational devices is not prohibited.
Driving distracted kills, and texting is only one part of that. Here is why:
While safety advocates are encouraging car manufacturers to reduce the infiltration of on-board computer systems into new cars to reduce distraction, Florida has made it a $30 offense to text while driving.
If you have been injured by a distracted driver, speak with an experienced Jacksonville, Florida personal injury attorney.
Attorney Shane Herbert also contributed to this blog post.