It’s official. Those who text while driving in Florida will get ticketed. The issuance of warnings no longer applies. Enforcement time is here. Finally. No longer a “secondary” offense; it’s now a primary offense. First offense is a $30 fine plus court costs. It jumps to $60 with a second offense within five years. Arguably, it should be a lot more. This is a serious public safety issue.
The new law (HB 107) isn’t just about serial texters or even the occasional texting-while-driving motorist. It’s really about the rest of us who have to be on the road–or even nearby sidewalks–while someone is cluelessly or impudently texting away.