Texting while driving is dangerous. Texting while driving is deadly. Texting can wait. Studies show that texting while driving can be even more dangerous than drinking and driving [driving under the influence (DUI)]. Texting while driving requires you to take your eyes off the road and at least one of your hands off the wheel.
The clear life-threatening danger associated with texting while driving has rightfully caused the social stigma associated with texting while driving to grow much like the social stigma associated with drinking and driving. Texting while driving used to be generally accepted until it became apparent that the mixture of texting and driving can kill and has been responsible for countless deaths and life-altering, serious personal injuries. Texting while driving cannot be justified when weighing the catastrophic consequences that can befall the texting driver as well as innocent victims.
No matter what your text message, it can wait. Or if it can’t wait, pull-over and text while you are safely stopped. Texting while driving had been so commonplace for such a long period of time that it has regrettably become habit for many. The advancement of digital communication and cell phones has caused many to expect instantaneous responses, and many to want to respond instantaneously.
Texting can save time in communicating. Waiting to text until you’re not driving can save lives. Saving lives is more important than saving time. Don’t drive and text.
Despite the warnings and despite the numerous public campaigns against texting while driving, many people cannot resist the urge for immediate communication and the temptation to text while driving. Currently, texting while driving is not a primary traffic offense and a law enforcement officer cannot pull someone over simply for texting while driving. However, the number of texting while driving tickets is likely to increase as an additional ticket issued simultaneously while law enforcement are issuing Florida Uniform Traffic Citations for primary traffic offenses like careless driving and failure to drive with due care.
Texting While Driving Ticket Attorney
Florida Ticket Firm and its experienced Texting While Driving ticket lawyers know the many defenses to a citation for texting while driving. Depending on your circumstances, there are many technical, legal arguments that might render a texting while driving ticket subject to dismissal. Please don’t text while driving, but if you’re facing a texting while driving ticket, Florida Ticket Firm can help. While texting while driving is wrong, Florida’s texting while driving law and those enforcing it can cause many to be wrongfully accused of texting while driving.
If you have received a Florida Uniform Traffic Citation for texting while driving in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, Martin County or St. Lucie County, call Florida Ticket Firm at 844.FLA.FIRM for a FREE CONSULTATION with a knowledgeable texting while driving defense lawyer. Florida Ticket Firm can help.