Florida Pushes New Texting While Driving Law

Too many Floridians take the privilege of driving for granted and do not recognize the responsibilities that come with getting behind the wheel. Texting and driving is one of the deadliest forms of distracted driving on the roadway, yet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates at least 660,000 drivers use their cell phones behind the wheel every day. Thanks to lawmakers pushing for more stringent texting while driving laws in Florida, the state recently announced a new safety bill. Although it was indefinitely postponed and died in an Appropriations Subcommittee on March 10th, it could come back in the next voting cycle. What Does the New Bill Say? In 2014, more than one-fourth (26%) of all car accidents involved cell phone use. Distracted drivers kill at least nine people and injure 1,000 more every day. Texting and driving is the most dangerous form of driver distraction, as it involves all three distraction types: visual, manual, and cognitive.…

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