Legally Pink Law wants to inform you that a bill limiting texting while driving has finally
passed unanimously out a House transportation subcommittee. This means
that this bill is finally moving forward, after years of proposals stalling out.
“On March 7, 2013, Rep. Doug Holder’s bill to make texting
while driving a secondary offense passed unanimously out of a House transportation
subcommittee. This was the first time this texting bill had been heard
in a House committee in five years. While, the bill, HB 13, has more committees
to clear, supporters called the vote a first, big step,” Rochelle
Koff at the
Tampa Bay Times reported.
Florida is one of five states without any type of texting while driving
laws. “By making texting while driving a secondary offense, a motorist
would have to commit another violation, such as careless driving, in order
to be pulled over. However, after the driver had been stopped they could
receive two tickets, one for the infraction and one for texting. Although
it would be a secondary offense, texting would be allowed in hands-off
high-tech cars and when a car is stopped at a red light or in a traffic
jam,” Koff explains.
While Florida currently has no law against texting while driving, “in
2011 alone at least 23% of automobile accidents involved cell phones,” according
Texting and Driving Safety. Legally Pink Law has a small attorney to client ratio and is able to
give an extremely high level of customer service. This has allowed The
Salzmann Firm to negotiate higher settlement than previously seen at prior
personal injury firms because the level of detail is so much higher and
the insurance companies realize it. If you are in an
automobile accident in Orlando, Florida then please give Legally Pink Law a call to schedule a consultation with
one of our attorneys.