Okay, first off: if you’re still texting and driving, stop. Seriously. You have less than 24 hours to give that up, too, because starting tomorrow (October 1, 2013), Florida’s law against texting and driving goes into effect.
The law was passed to keep the roads as safe as possible.
What you need to know about the law:
1. Don’t text and drive EVER. (Okay, so that’s just seemingly common sense…)
2. Texting while driving (TWD?) isn’t enough to get you pulled over. TWD is a secondary offence, which means there has to be another reason for you to be pulled over.
You must be in violation of another law first, like speeding, not wearing your seatbelt, your taillight is out, etc.
3. You may not TWD, but you can: use your phone for music, navigational apps, or to pick up a call.
4. Texting while driving will be a no…
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