As cell phone usage grows in Florida, so do the amount of accidents caused by texting and driving. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), texting and driving is one of the most dangerous distracted driving behaviors and has contributed to over 3000 distracted driving accidents in Broward County alone last year. With over 400 texting citations issued since 2013, new laws have emerged to manage this issue and help keep you safe.
In 2013, Florida Statute 316.305, Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law, went into effect and gives police the right to issue distracted driving tickets as a secondary offense to people who are caught texting while driving.
What’s more, the law also states that a person may not operate a motor vehicle while using communication methods including but not limited to: texting, emailing and instant messaging. The law and law enforcement agencies across the state of Florida are boosting their efforts to discipline distracted drivers, especially those caught texting and driving. You can sleep well knowing justice is on your side!
Unfortunately, many are unaware of both this law and the legal consequences of texting and driving. Not only do the legal consequences include citations; they also include car accidents. Accidents caused by texting and driving, or other types of distracted driving practices, may require legal assistance, especially if the accident results in injury.
According to the FLHSMV, over 1,900 distracted driving accidents in Broward County last year resulted in injury. As the law moves forward to seek justice for your injuries, your lawyer needs to seek justice for you as well.
Texting and driving accidents lead to pain, both physically and financially. To avoid being found at fault in a texting and driving or distracted driving situation, refrain from texting while operating a motor vehicle. In addition, be on the lookout for distracted drivers and stay clear of them when possible.
If you do find yourself injured in a texting and driving situation, always remember that you can tell Robert. Go to www.tellrobert.com today to find out what actions you can take to make sure you receive justice. Remember, the law is always on your side.