May 1, 2019
Only a signature from Gov. Ron DeSantis is needed before it becomes a primary offense in Florida to text while driving. Right now, you can be ticketed for texting if you are caught violating another traffic law. If the governor signs a bill that now has passed the legislature, that will change.
In anticipation of the bill becoming law, the Tampa Bay Times has published a list of what you need to know about the texting and driving prohibition. You can read it here: https://www.tampabay.com/florida/2019/04/25/five-things-to-know-about-texting-while-driving-legislation-in-florida/
The Gainesville criminal defense lawyers at Turner O’Connor Kozlowski have more than 75 years combined experience helping residents of north central Florida charged with traffic violations, misdemeanors, and felonies. Contact us if you find yourself accused of a crime.