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....

Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Takes Effect in October

Governor Rick Scott is winning praise for signing the new law that bans texting while driving. The real winners, however, are the state residents, as distracted driving accidents in Florida are expected to drop because of the new measure. The law classifies sending...

Summertime is the Worst for Fatal Accidents, Distracted Driving

With summer rapidly approaching, the Florida Highway Patrol is preparing for more drivers on the roads and increased distractions. Statistics show that there are more fatal accidents during the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day compared to any other time of...