In Florida, it’s not illegal to send a text message while driving—but that might soon change, as Congress is considering paying states to outlaw texting behind the wheel. Under a new transportation bill in the Senate, states would receive additional funds if they pass legislation to ban texting while driving. The bill would also oblige these states to spend a percentage of the money they receive on programs for anti-distracted driving.
But the bill has been met with some opposition. Opponents of the legislation argue that the incentive funding is an improper effort by the federal government to manipulate state law. They think that states should be free to decide on their own whether to pass distracted driving laws or not.
Regardless of the law, our Treasure Coast auto accident attorneys urge all Florida drivers to stay focused while driving.
An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Since 1975, the law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, has been providing compassionate and professional legal assistance to car accident victims in Treasure Coast and South Florida. 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.
If a distracted driver in Florida has injured you or someone you love, call us today at (800) 299-8878 or fill out our convenient online contact form for a free consultation.