In 2019, Florida lawmakers passed a bill (HB 107) that strengthened the state’s ban on texting while driving, making Florida the 44th state where texting is a primary traffic offense. Tickets will be issued as of Jan. 1, 2020.
Attorney Brian Coughlin, Bedell Firm director and member of the Jacksonville Bar Association Board of Governors, helps drivers get up to speed on the changes to the law in a feature article published in the Jacksonville Daily Record. The article covers the implications of the ban, as well as potential legislation that would go even further in the 2020 legislative session.
Click here to read the full article from the Jacksonville Daily Record.