House Bill 107 (CS/HB 107: Wireless Communications While Driving), which makes texting while driving a primary traffic offense, went into effect earlier this year on July 1, 2019. On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the second part of the law, section 316.306, Florida Statutes, went into effect. This second part of the law states that a motorist can be pulled over and issued a warning for using wireless communications devices in a handheld manner in school and work zones.
Starting January 1, 2020, motorists can be issued a citation for not using a device in a hands-free manner in school and work zones.
Florida residents are encouraged to take part in the Put it Down
campaign and focus on driving. To learn more about the campaign and about the law, please refer to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website at: Put it Down - Focus on Driving
There is currently a "Don't Text and Drive
" commercial running on Channel 663. To view the channel live, visit: Channel 663
Be safe, be smart, and be responsible.