Texting and Driving Is Now Illegal in Florida

textOn October 1, a new texting while driving law affecting all Florida residents went into effect. Florida drivers bewarethat this new law means texting and driving will no longer be “legal” anywhere in Florida and anyone who is caught will now face major consequences. Many Florida residents are unaware of the new texting and driving law.

The new law bans manual texting while driving, but not while stopped in traffic or at traffic lights. This law is a secondary offense which means that a driver needs to be pulled over for some other violation in order to get a ticket. The seatbelt law started out as a secondary offense and now is something that you can be pulled over for, so this new law could follow in its footsteps.

According to the National Safety Council it is six times more dangerous to text and drive than it is to drink and drive and over 100,000 crashes occur each year because of texting and driving.  At 407 Insurance.com we want to make drivers aware of new laws and help prevent automobile accidents on Florida highways.

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