Keep your hands on the wheel while driving – Use of communications devices must be ‘hands-free’

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), with its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), advises all motorists that beginning Jan. 1, motorists can now be stopped and cited for not operating a motor vehicle in a hands-free manner in a designated school crossing, school zone or active work […]

Handheld cellphone ban goes into effect Oct. 1

TAMPA — Beginning Oct. 1, Florida law enforcement officers can begin pulling drivers over for using their handheld cellular phone while driving in a designated school crossing, school zone or active work zone area. Officers will issue warnings until Jan. 1. In 2020, violators could be charged with a moving violation, which includes a base […]