Tag Archives: texting and driving

Gainesville’s Young Drivers Pulled In Most Texting and Driving Tickets In First Month

By on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 9:38 am

Gainesville Police issued 10 citations in the first month of Florida’s texting while driving ban. Drivers ages 18 to 25 have received more than half of the 10 citations, said Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson.

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Why Florida’s Texting And Driving Law Might Be Ineffective

By and on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm

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The “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” will become effective Oct. 1. Some North Florida law enforcement officials, however, already believe the law will be ineffective.

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Florida Senate committee approves bill banning texting while driving

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm

The Florida Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill that would ban texting and driving Wednesday. Florida is one of five states that doesn’t outlaw texting while driving.

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Majority admit to cellphone use while driving, think others doing same are a threat

By on January 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 12:12 am

In a recent study published by AAA, drivers reported to using cellphones in the car despite knowing of the safety risks involved. Florida is one of the few states that does not ban texting and driving and a AAA director said drivers are often overconfident in their texting and driving habits.

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