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Texting and Driving Ban Goes into Effect

Person manually using smartphone while driving

The State of Florida has enforced its ban on texting while driving under Florida Statute Section 316.305, effective January 1st, 2020. Law enforcement had provided a grace period for vehicle operators who committed the infraction by issuing verbal and written warnings, which expired on December 31st, 2019. Now, operators of a moving vehicle are subject to a citation if they are manually using a wireless communications device, like a smartphone.

To learn more, directly read the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law.

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