The Florida legislature should be commended for passing a bill that prohibits texting while driving, Tampa lawyer Larry Disparti said.

After years of failed attempts to ban texting while driving, the Florida Senate accepted a House-amended version and voted 39-1 to approve the ban.

“This new law, once signed by Gov. Rick Scott, should go a long way toward raising awareness of the dangers of texting while driving and ultimately deter drivers from doing so,” Disparti said.

The bill makes texting while driving a secondary violation. A driver would have to commit another offense to be pulled over. The driver could then receive a ticket for the first infraction and another for texting.

A driver’s cellphone records could be used as evidence only in the event of a crash that causes personal injury or death.

If you were hurt in Florida traffic accident caused by a texting driver, you should talk to a Florida distracted driving lawyer right away. Disparti Law Group, P.A., has been representing car crash victims for more than 30 years, and we can help you get the money you need.

At the very least, your medical bills and other expenses such as lost wages should be paid for by the negligent driver. Call Disparti Law Group, P.A., today at 888-861-7757. You can also reach us through our online contact form.

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