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Can I text at a stop light in Florida?

The law in Florida allows for texting at stoplights. As long as the vehicle is not moving, it’s not considered in operation for the texting and driving statute. However, you need to keep in mind that if you are in a construction zone or school zone, you cannot...

Is it against the law in Florida to text while driving?

Florida has recently changed the laws to prohibit texting and driving. What that means is you cannot text while moving in a vehicle, you can while the vehicle stationary. A lesser-known aspect to that law is it’s also prohibited from operating a phone while...

Half a Million Distracted Driving Crashes and Counting in 2013

So far this year, there have been more than 500,000 car accidents in Florida and nationally involving drivers using a cell phone or texting. Every 30 seconds there is another distracted driving accident, says the National Safety Council. Distracted driving has reached...
New Florida Traffic Law Bans Texting by Truckers

New Florida Traffic Law Bans Texting by Truckers

On July 1, new laws took effect that target significantly reducing the number of car accidents in Florida. According to Landline Magazine, the laws aim to bring an end to aggressive careless driving, and also aim to ban interstate truckers from texting while driving....