A texting ban in Florida was passed by the Senate on May 2, 2013. The bill passed almost unanimously with a vote of 39-1.

The bill states that a person can only be cited by a police officer for texting while driving  if they are pulled over for a different offense such as, not wearing a seatbelt. This is considered a “secondary offense.” The bill now heads to Florida Governor, Rick Scott, for his approval or veto.

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For updates on where the bill is heading, visits naplesnews.com


Joseph J. Bernardo of Bernardo Injury Law is a personal injury and wrongful death attorney with over 25 years of local experience throughout Florida. Attorney Bernardo is an advocate for safety awareness.


At Bernardo Injury Law, we have witnessed the devastating effects distracted driving can have on an individual and a family. If your car accident was caused by a careless driver or a defective vehicle, personal injury attorney Joe Bernardo can represent you.


Contact Joe at www.injuryinfo.orggethelp@injuryinfo.org or (239) 332-3000.