The Florida Senate unanimously passed a texting-while-driving ban Tuesday and sent the legislation to the House for approval, note Floridian media, including Miami Herald.
Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, has sponsored the approved bill for four years, trying to make texting while driving a secondary violation. This means a motorist would have to commit another offense, such as careless driving, in order to be pulled over. Once stopped, a driver could receive two tickets, one for the driving infraction and one for texting. In this context, remember that for any traffic infraction, including serious charges such as DUI, or speeding and red light tickets, our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense team recommends individuals to hire a specialized attorney for legal advice and help in having the ticket dismissed.
Regarding texting while driving, cited by Miami Herald, Detert said that texting while driving has become an “epidemic” with 11 teenagers dying every day in the country due to texting. Florida is one of five states without any type of texting ban. Even though it is not illegal now, our law team does not recommend you to put your life and the life of others in danger by texting and driving, because this can lead to serious accidents and numerous criminal charges, including manslaughter. In any type of criminal situations you get involved, the best option is to hire a specialized criminal defense lawyer to protect your interests and receive legal advice.