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 […]

Sweeping Florida insurance revamp among laws now in effect

TALLAHASSEE — Since Monday, July 1, vaping at your desk at work is no longer allowed and texting while driving is illegal, although drivers are now optional — self-driving cars, trucks and buses without a human backup can legally operate on Florida’s streets. The state’s $90.9 billion, 488-page Fiscal Year 2020 budget went into effect […]

HB 107 would make texting while driving illegal

Texting while driving will soon become a primary offense in the State of Florida if a bill that the Senate recently passed is signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. If passed, this bill (HB107) would “prohibit a person from operating a motor vehicle while using a wireless communication device in a handheld manner in a designated […]