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Texting and driving could become a primary offense in Florida

On Behalf of | Apr 25, 2019 | Personal Injury |

It’s a horrifying feeling knowing that someone you love has been hurt or killed as a result of a driver’s dangerous behaviors. Sadly, some drivers should no longer be behind the wheel due to their age, while others should have been paying more attention to the road.

Sometimes, there are people who want to make big changes to keep others safe. Take, for example, the lawmakers in Florida who would like to make texting and driving a primary offense. Everyone knows that texting and driving is extremely dangerous, yet people do it all the time.

It’s illegal to text and drive in Florida, but it’s only a secondary offense. What that means is that you’re not able to be pulled over just because a police officer sees you texting. Instead, they have to stop you for something else first.

That could change with the new proposed bill, which would make texting and driving a primary offense and one that you could get pulled over for. There are, of course, some questions as to how officers will be able to tell that someone is texting and not just pulling up a map or glancing at their phone, and that’s something that law enforcement will have to think about carefully.

People who support this bill believe it could be the change that is needed in Florida. With enough support, texting and driving will be an offense that people can be stopped for, keeping them off the roads with the right enforcement.

If you are hurt by a driver who texts and drives, don’t be afraid to seek help from your attorney. You deserve to file a claim and get the compensation you need.


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