Florida Passes Law Banning Texting and Driving

A new Florida law went into effect on October 1, 2013, that bans texting while driving. Lawmakers are hoping that the law will serve as a deterrent for the many motorists who text and drive. However, the new law does not permit a police officer to pull over a motorist simply for texting and driving. Rather, the officer must pull the motorist over for another violation and find the motorist texting during the initial stop. The officer can then assess an additional $30.00 fine for texting while driving. For additional reading on this new law regarding texting and driving, please see the attached article: