Florida Ban on Texting and Driving Takes Effect in October

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Starting on October 1st, Florida becomes “hands-free” in school and construction zones.

Fines are $60 and three points on their driver’s license.

Read: Texting and Driving Law

For now, you can still hold the phone in your hand anywhere else, but earlier in the year texting and driving became a primary offense, meaning you can be stopped by a police officer for texting while driving. However, the amount of tickets issued so far have been minimal.

Read: Texting and Driving Statistics

The Florida Statute on Texting and Driving, 316.305, can be seen via this link.

With Florida going “hands-free” with cell phone use in designated areas, it is likely we will see Florida become completely “hands-free” soon.

If you have been involved in a car accident because a driver was texting and driving, contact attorney Alex Hernandez now for a free consultation to know your rights.

Attorney Alex Hernandez

Representing clients in the areas of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Family Law/Divorce, and car and motorcycle accidents for 20 years. (904) 712-5565 or (305)-688-LAWS (5297). *Se Habla Español

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