Distracted driving isn’t just a problem on highways and roads. In Florida, it’s a problem on our beaches too. Now, one beach county is ready to take action.
The Volusia County City Council is considering a new ordinance that would ban texting while driving on the beach. If a driver on the beach is caught texting, the driver would be kicked off the beach for the rest of the day. The ordinance would also require beach drivers to roll down their windows and turn their headlights on.
According to Scott Petersohn, Deputy Chief of the Volusia County Beach Patrol, texting while driving on the beach is a problem he sees all the time. He supports the enactment of any ordinance that would make drivers more aware of the people around them.
Our Treasure Coast auto accident attorneys urge all Florida drivers to stay focused while on the beach or on the road and to not drive while distracted.
An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver in Florida, the law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, can help. We have provided legal assistance to car accident victims in South Florida and the Treasure Coast since 1975.
Call us today at (800) 299-8878 or fill out our convenient online contact form for a free consultation.The firm also sponsors a Facebook campaign to help end distracted driving entitled Hang Up and Drive!