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New Florida Law Prohibiting Texting And Driving Officially In Effect

The new Florida texting and driving law that makes texting (as well as any variation of typing using a mobile device) and driving a primary violation goes into effect today.
 
A first violation has a $30 fine, while a second violation has a $60 fine — don't forget court fees and costs, either. Points will also be added to licenses.
 
This law does not apply to emergency personnel; anyone reporting an emergency or criminal activity to law enforcement; people using a device or system for navigation purposes; or those receiving safety-related information including emergency, traffic or weather alerts.
 
With this new law, drivers can still operate their phones in “a motor vehicle that is stationary," such as at a stoplight.

 

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