Across the country, distracted driving continues to be a rising cause of automobile accidents and has resulted in numerous fatalities over the past decade. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving accidents in 2010 alone.
In an effort to stop texting and cell phone use behind the wheel, the U.S. Department of Transportation has encouraged states to enact tough laws prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving. Furthermore, several celebrities, media sources, and automobile companies have made efforts to raise awareness of the growing problem by reaching out to the community and promoting the dangers that can occur when driving distracted.
In 2012, the Florida Legislature adjourned again without producing a single distracted driving law. As of now, Florida is one of only 11 states without a ban on text messaging by all drivers. The trend of adopting such laws makes it appear inevitable that Florida may soon be adopting legislation that in some way prohibits the use of cell phones while driving.
If you or a loved has been a victim of an accident involving distracted driving and you have questions concerning your rights, call Blick Law Firm today at (813) 931-0840 and schedule a free 15-minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer. Think quick, call Blick!