New Texting and Driving Ban Effective in Florida
A new texting and driving ban has been implemented in Florida to change the driving culture and decrease the number of vehicle accidents on our roads. These rules became effective July 1st.:
- Messaging while driving is now a primary offense. This means you could be pulled over and ticketed for typing into your phone (this includes checking email, Instagram, Facebook, SnapChat, etc.).
- You may text in a stationary vehicle. That is, when you are parked and not actually driving.
- Tickets begin with a base fee but could incir additional court fees and/or three points on your license.
- Penalties are enhanced at School and Work Zones. This will result in citations for using handheld devices. This rule will be observedbegining October 1, 2019.
There are a number of reasons a defendant may be at fault, but it is not always cut and dry. The pedestrian and auto accident lawyers at Rubenstein Law handle all types of car accident cases and we know what to do to prove negligencesuch as texting and driving, or distracted driving.
As experienced Florida accident attorneys our number one goal is to bring you justice. We understand how a car accident changes your life, and we will fight to protect your interests and get you the reparations you deserve. Rubenstein Law is a personal injury firm with offices in Broward, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach. We are available 24/7, including nights and weekends. Call us today at 1-800-FL-LEGAL, or visit one of our office locations across Florida.