Florida Texting Ban Finally Gaining Steam

by Carmen Dellutri on May 7, 2013

Sarasota accident attorneyAs Fort Myers injury lawyers, we are optimistic that lawmakers may finally be on their way to adopting a texting while driving ban. As we frequently discuss on this blog, Florida is one of the few states to place zero restrictions on cell phone use behind the wheel.

After several failed attempts in recent years, the Florida Senate voted unanimously late last month to ban texting while driving. The proposal now heads to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to also pass.

Assuming that the proposed bill does become law, it will still be weaker than texting restrictions in many other states that make texting while driving a primary offense. Under the Florida ban, law enforcement officers would need another reason for pulling over a driver, such a speeding or lane violations, before they could be charged with breaking the law. The fine for a first offense would be $30.

However, the progress still signals that Florida is taking a tougher stance on cell phone use while driving. Most importantly, it will hopefully help deter deadly distracted driving accidents.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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