Texting ban may soon be enforced on Florida's deadly roads

Florida is one of the only seven states in the country that doesn’t enforce a full ban on texting while driving. The driver must have committed another infraction before they can be ticketed for distracted driving. A full ban will mean that police will be able to pull over any driver who’s found to be texting while driving even when they aren’t speeding, shifting lanes without a signal, weaving through traffic or committing any other infraction. According to the state, almost 2,700 people died in car crashes in Florida last year but it’s unknown how many of those deaths were due to texting-related incidents. Only about three drivers a day are cited statewide for texting behind the wheel under the existing law.The state legislature is soon going to consider a bill that’s going to impose a full ban on texting while driving. As it stands, the law declares texting by non-commercial drivers as a secondary offense. Law enforcement officers can’t cite the driver unless thereR

Texting ban may soon be enforced on Florida's deadly roads

Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow ...

Sat 30 Dec 17 from Phys.org

Florida Might Fully Ban Texting While Driving

Florida is one of the only seven states in the country that doesn’t enforce a full ban on texting while driving. The driver must have committed another infraction before they can be ...

Mon 1 Jan 18 from Ubergizmo

Florida may finally implement full ban on texting while driving

There are 43 states that currently treat texting while driving as a primary offense, but Florida isn't one of them -- you have to break another law before texting enters the picture. ...

Sat 30 Dec 17 from Engadget

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