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Safe Phone Zones Created for Florida Drivers

June 8, 2015

Safe Phone Zones Created for Florida Drivers

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has launched a new campaign to prevent distracted driving accidents. In conjunction with GEICO, FDOT has created 64 “Safe Phone Zones,” where drivers can pull over and use their phones. If you haven’;t seen the new blue signs for safe zones yet, you will soon. They are mainly placed…

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June 3, 2013

It’s Official: Florida Governor Signs Texting While Driving Ban Into Law

It may not be the strongest texting-while-driving law in the nation, but Governor Rick Scott has finally signed a bill that officially bans the practice in the state of Florida. After years of fits and starts, Florida has now become the 41st state that has a law on the books banning texting-while-driving. Critics of the…

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January 7, 2013

Once Again, Florida Legislature Considers Texting While Driving Ban

It was in 2002 that the Florida Legislature first considered a bill that would have restricted texting while driving. Flash forward to 2013, and the state legislature is still considering whether to ban texting while driving. There have been dozens of bills introduced that have proposed to restrict texting while driving and cellphone usage on…

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October 29, 2012

Florida Gov. Calls for Study on Texting and Driving

With traffic fatalities up four percent in Florida so far this year, Gov. Rick Scott has called for top state highway officials to take another look at texting and driving. For the past several years, the Florida state legislature has failed to pass any laws that ban — or even limit — the practice. Scott…

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September 10, 2012

AT&T Urges Nation’s Drivers: Never Text and Drive

Wireless provider AT&T is urging all Americans to take the pledge to stop texting while driving — and then join others on Sept. 19 to make that a lifelong commitment. As part of its “It Can Wait” public awareness campaign, AT&T, its employees, and supporters are urging all drivers to go to www.itcanwait.com to take…

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December 21, 2011

Florida Unlikely to Follow Fed Ban on Texting

Florida cannot continue to allow drivers of all ages to use cell phones and text message while driving a vehicle. That is the message federal safety investigators issued December 13 in asking that all states ban cell phone use while behind the wheel with the exception of emergencies. The National Transportation Safety Board reports the…

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December 15, 2011

Is a Ban on Texting Possible this Florida Legislative Session?

There are only 15 states remaining that do not have any sort of ban on texting while driving, even though law enforcement and the public understand it is a leading cause of distracted driving. Florida is one of these states, so the St. Petersburg Times asked whether a ban on texting is possible in the…

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September 16, 2011

Another Texting Ban Proposal Under Consideration in Florida

A Florida lawmaker is pushing for a texting ban in the state. Florida is one of the few states that has no restrictions on cell phone use while behind the wheel. Florida State Representative Irv Slosberg of Boca Raton says it is finally time for some restrictions on cell phone use while driving. He points…

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