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Texting while driving law goes into effect in Florida from Monday July 1

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Texting while driving law goes into effect in Florida from Monday July 1

If someone is having a habit of texting while driving then they are at risk. And also just like drink and drive is also a relatable offence. Therefore, Florida passed a law for the people who text while driving. This can be hazardous and even meet people to see death. As per reports, most cases of the accident are due to using cellphones or electronic devices while driving.

 

Texting while driving can be a primary offence

In the current law, police can only charge a person while they are pulled over for another offence. But the recent law can be adopted for all people if they see anyone texting while driving. Moreover, any use of electronic devices used while driving can be a lawful offence. In addition, the law also combines the use of wireless communication in construction sites as well as schools. Thus, the Florida government makes the law a primary offence irrespective any ideals.

Texting while driving law goes into effect in Florida from Monday July 1

Florida bans texting while driving
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However, recent studies found out that texting while driving is the most common cause of road accidents. This results in a distracted driving issue and rather making punch havoc on the roads. As it may cause a problem to the person as well as the people driving along. Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida signed the bill last month and made certain comments on the law. He further said, implementing the law can eventually take certain legal issue on the distracted drivers. Hopefully, this will make roads safer and resulting in unfatal death tolls.

What is the consequence of breaking the law?

Just implementing a law doesn’t make sense. So, the government generalizes penalty scheme on drivers who violate the law. While other studies reveal almost 78% American text while driving vehicles. And almost 38% admit to doing the same.

Texting while driving law goes into effect in Florida from Monday July 1

While drivers using navigation system or in stationary will not be charged
Credits: State Farm

At the initial or first attempt to break the law, drivers will be fined about 30 US dollars. In addition, the second attempt will double the cost to $60. There will the addition of court fees as well disgraced points are to be added in the license.

The texting while driving law gets into effect from July 1 while warnings can be adjusted till January. And this law doesn’t apply for stationary drivers or drivers using the navigation communicators.

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