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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