Americans are known for their love of driving. We have a love affair with our cars and being able to pick up and go whenever and wherever we want. But it seems that we have a new love affair … with our phones. Many people will jump to answer a ping from their phone, even while driving. As of October 1, 2013, Florida joined 40 other states that ban texting while driving.
The number of news reports about accidents caused while someone was texting has been increasing over the past few years. “There were 256,443 reported crashes in Florida in 2012. In 4,841 of those crashes, a driver had been texting or otherwise using an “electronic communication device” while driving, according to a preliminary report from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.”Read More