Tyndall Air Force Base Bans Handheld Cellphone Use

May 25, 2012 Posted by in Distracted Driving

“You Talk. You Walk.” That’s what is printed on new signs posted around Tyndall Air Force Base. 

The base has started a new campaign aimed at preventing distracted driving. The campaign makes it unacceptable to talk on anything other than a hands-free cellphone while driving on base. Military officials are hoping that the new restrictions will set an example for drivers across the state. 

“Distracted driving is a problem nationwide,” said Colonel William Grund. Unfortunately, the new restrictions only apply to roads on the base, and they will not apply to drivers who pass through base on Highway 98. That road is governed by state law, and Florida is still without a statute banning cellphone use while driving. 

Our Treasure Coast auto accident attorneys applaud Tyndall Air Force Base for their efforts to combat distracted driving. 

An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help 

If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver in Florida, call us today at (800) 299-8878 or fill out our convenient online contact form for a free consultation. 

The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, has provided legal assistance to car accident victims in South Florida and the Treasure Coast since 1975. The firm sponsors a Facebook campaign to help end distracted driving entitled Hang Up and Drive! We believe that distracted driving is a life-threatening behavior that can be stopped.

 

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