Tighten Texting Law Now!

Sam Coffey recently published an article in the Orlando Sentinel!  Here is a snippet below!

Each day in the United States, more than nine people are killed and more than 1,150 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver, according to a study published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is an epidemic because texting while driving is as dangerous as drunken driving; yet police officers cannot pull over texting drivers unless they see them violating another traffic law. This makes no sense.

Imagine if law enforcement could not pull over somebody, who was obviously drunk behind the wheel, until they break another law?

Several bills have been filed for the 2015 Florida legislative session that would make texting while driving a primary offense in Florida. Florida’s current texting-while-driving ban passed in 2013. A change in this law would affect social behavior and save lives. Remember that few people used seat belts in the 1970s, despite the knowledge that seat belts save lives. It was not until the laws were changed and tickets could be issued that people began to use them. This has saved countless lives. Now wearing a seat belt is generally accepted by all.

Texting while driving should be as unacceptable as driving while drunk, and it may be with a small change in the law during the 2015 Florida legislative session.

Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous things any driver does — worse than getting behind the wheel while drunk. Encourage your lawmakers to pass these important bills to make our streets safer for all of us.

A change in this law would affect social behavior and save lives. Remember that few people used seat belts in the 1970s, despite the knowledge that seat belts save lives. It was not until the laws were changed and tickets could be issued that people began to use them. This has saved countless lives.

Sam Coffey is a Trial Lawyer that represents the victims of automobile accidents and ‘intexticated’ drivers throughout the State of Florida. To read the entire article, please view the Orlando Sentinel. Image from Orlando Sentinel.

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