Why pray tell, do we even need a new law to stop people from doing anything other than driving while behind the steering wheel?
Why is it not plain, common, sense, even to our public officials that drivers have enough distractions already without the added cell-phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving?
Texting while driving is on the road to becoming a more serious offense in Florida following legislators’ actions.
Distracted Driving Facts
In 2013, motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers killed 3,154 people and injured about 424,000.
10 percent of drivers under the age of 20, the age group with the largest proportion of distracted drivers, involved in fatal wrecks were reported as distracted at the time.
About 660,000 drivers are using cell-phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving during any given daylight moment in the U.S.
20 percent of teens and 10 percent of parents admit to having extended, multi-message text conversations while driving.