As of January 1, the No Texting While Driving stipulation of the Florida State Statutes is no longer a warning. An officer can now give out citations for drivers caught texting while driving. In other words, it’s not a warning, it’s the law. And the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
is focused on one single initiative: put it down.
Section 316.305, Florida Statutes, went into effect on July 1, 2019. Motorists can be stopped and cited for texting and driving. The second part of the law, section 316.306, Florida Statutes, went into effect on October 1, 2019, in which a motorist can be pulled over and issued a warning for using wireless communications devices in a handheld manner in school and work zones. Starting January 1, 2020, motorists can be issued a citation for not using a device in a hands-free manner in school and work zones.
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