Make Texting While Driving a Primary Offense in Florida.

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Make Texting While Driving a Primary Offense in Florida.

This petition had 5,565 supporters
Mark Merwitzer started this petition to The Florida Legislature

Thank you very much for taking action against texting while driving in Florida. Please make sure you are a Florida resident and a US citizen before signing. Texting while driving is a serious issue that needs to be addressed immediately by making it a primary offense. 

Here are the top 5 facts:

 

  1. As of March 2016, 46 states have banned texting while driving for all drivers and Florida is among the five states that do not enforce texting while driving as a primary offense; instead as a secondary offense.
  2.  A secondary offense is an offense for which a law enforcement officer can issue a ticket only if a driver has been pulled over for committing another traffic violation. While a primary offense is a law where a police officer can stop a car and issue a ticket for a traffic violation such as texting while driving (goal). 
  3. According to the National Institute of Health, there are more than 3,300 teens killed annually and 400,000 people injured in the United States while texting and driving.
  4. When texting while driving, crash risks increase dramatically – as much as 23 times higher – when a driver uses a cell phone while driving, more than other distractions such as eating and selecting pre-set radio stations. 
  5. It has been proven multiple times that texting while driving is more dangerous than drunk driving. Check out the CBS News video. 

 Thank you very much for reading, and I hope to have your support. Please share this petition with your friends and family, the more signatures this has, the more voice we get.

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