Isn’t There An Increased Risk Of Improper Law Enforcement Behavior Now That Texting While Driving Is A Primary Offense?

In order to deter improper racial or ethnic “profiling”, the law now requires a law enforcement officer to record the race and ethnicity of the violator on any citation for violation of Sections 316.305 or 316.306. Law enforcement agencies are required to maintain this information and report it to the Department of Highway Safety and…

Can You Text While You Are Driving A Car?

No, you cannot operate a motor vehicle while manually typing or texting or emailing on a wireless device, or while sending or reading data on such a device. This law was created to prevent car accidents resulting from texting while driving. Law enforcement officers can stop motor vehicles and issue citations as a primary offense…