Cell Phone Use Through School or Work Zones
By now, you probably know that texting while driving is a primary offense in Florida. That means you could be pulled over even if you aren't doing anything else wrong, like speeding, swerving, or engaging in some other sort of reckless behavior. And now, another chapter of the distracted driving law is on the books. As of October 1st, if you are driving through a school zone or a work zone, and using your cell, you must be on a hands-free device. Supporters say it's about time. According to the National Safety Council, cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year, while 390,000 accidents resolved from texting and driving. That's one in four accidents! If you are injured by a distracted driver, you may be eligible for compensation. So call a personal injury attorney who has the experience and knows how to fight for what you deserve. Call the Jacksonville Law Firm of Jim Glober, an attorney dedicated to you.