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Tag Archives: Florida Distracted Driving Laws

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Texting And Driving Safety Bill Advances In Florida Legislature

By Alan Goldfarb |

A piece of legislation that would make texting and driving a primary offense unanimously passed through the House of Representatives in Florida, according to Miami 7 News. House Bill 33 would give Florida police officers the authority to stop motorists when they are spotted texting while driving.  Florida Lagging Behind the Rest of the… Read More »

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Texting and Driving Causes Horrific Accident in South Florida

By Alan Goldfarb |

The operator of a vehicle was texting and speeding when he lost control and crashed into a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle, causing serious, potentially life-altering injuries to a state trooper. The negligent driver was reportedly traveling 75 miles per hour in the westbound lane of the Dolphin Expressway near Northwest 107th Avenue when his… Read More »

Women Legislators Learn About Distracted Driving

By Alan Goldfarb |

Women lawmakers from all over the country attended a Women in Government Conference in Florida. The conference included an AT&T simulation that focused on the dangers of texting and driving. State Senator Pat Pettey from Kansas noted that the simulation “showed her that it’s impossible to be aware of your surrounding while using a… Read More »

Florida Lawmakers Prepare to Toughen up Texting Drivers

By Alan Goldfarb |

Everyone knows that texting and driving is dangerous. Even though distracted driving is dangerous, the legal consequences for texting and driving are weaker in Florida than other states. This means that victims of accidents involving texting and driving end up paying the price for this dangerous behavior. Oftentimes the victims of accidents caused by… Read More »

Avoid Distracted Driving

By Alan Goldfarb |

In 2013, distracted drivers caused 424, 000 injuries and 3,154 deaths. These numbers make it clear that distracted driving is dangerous. When a driver is distracted, serious injury can result to the driver, passengers and others on the road. For this reason Florida has banned texting and driving and launched “put it down” safety… Read More »

Distracted Driving: A brief review and tips

By Alan Goldfarb |

Distracted driving is considered driving while performing any activity that could distract you from your primary task of operating your car. The distraction can be visual (takes your eyes off the road), manual (takes your hands of the wheel) or cognitive (takes your mind off driving). Florida has banned texting, emailing or instant messaging… Read More »

Florida Department of Transportation Establishes “Safe Phone Zones”

By Alan Goldfarb |

In a news release by the Florida Department of Transportation, the agency announced that it will team with a popular car insurance company to establish safe phone zones. The program comes as Florida continues to struggle with the issue of distracted driving on its roads. Distracted driving has increased over 25% since 2012, and… Read More »

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