Texting And Driving - April 24, 2014
There is a new law that you and all your friends and family need to be aware of for two reasons:
(1) You can be ticketed and have to pay a fine if you are doing it; and,
(2) It could simply save lives, yours included.
The new law makes it illegal to text while you are driving and it is pretty simple. When you are operating a moving vehicle, you do not text. If you're stopped at the red light, you can; any time you're a passenger in the car, you can. Officers won't be allowed to stop you just for suspected texting: they have to observe you doing something else wrong like speeding or not staying in your lane, but once you are stopped if they have observed you texting while the vehicle is moving, you can pay an extra fine.
If you'd like to read the law in its entirety, go to Florida Statute 316.305. Please heed it: stay safe!