Man Hit by Driver Using Phone, Calls for Laws to Change

Aug 9, 2012 Posted by in Distracted Driving

Late last month, a 42-year-old man was struck by a car in Jacksonville as he was walking home from church.  Now, he’s speaking out about Florida’s lack of distracted driving laws.

Chuck Jensen was hit from behind by a car whose driver, police said, was on his cellphone.  Jensen suffered a concussion and a broken hand.  But the driver did not receive a citation. That’s because in Florida it is not against the law to use a cellphone while driving. Florida also remains one of the few states without a ban on texting while driving.

Jensen says it’s time for Florida’s laws to change.  “I think it should be a law that you get a big ticket because back in Connecticut it’s a big law. That’s where I’m from,” he said.

Regardless of the law, we urge all Florida drivers to stay focused while driving.

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