Grace Period Is Over

If you received a warning under Florida's "Texting while driving" law, consider yourself lucky. That's because the grace period is over. The law actually went into effect on July 1st, and the hand-held ban in school and construction zones followed on October 1st, but many law enforcement agencies cut drivers some slack with a 6-month break-in period, issuing warnings rather than tickets.

Now- time's up.

It might also surprise you to know that the new law applies to some golf carts but not all. That's because there are traditional golf carts, and then there are LSVs or low-speed vehicles. They may look similar, but from a statute standpoint they are night and day.

While golf carts are designed strictly for courses and recreational spaces, LSVs can legally travel on some streets but must follow all the rules of the road. That means a license, registration, insurance and now — the no texting while driving law.

If you are hit by someone who is texting while driving in the Jacksonville area, whether it's a car, a truck, or even a low-speed vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. So call a personal injury attorney who will fight to get you justice. Call Jim Glober at 904 329-7945 or visit globerlaw.com.


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