BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — It is now a law. It is illegal to text and drive in Florida.
Despite the hopes of some, your fingers won’t be immediately cut off, but you will receive a ticket. The first offense is $30, anything after that is $60. It is unclear what happens to “habitual” texters as the law the still young and may undergo many revisions in the years to come.
If you believe the law is unfair, note that you can only be cited if you are stopped for something else — so if you’re texting and doing nothing else wrong, you likely have little to worry about. But if you’re texting while applying makeup, brushing your dog’s hair, admiring your latest Lulu Lemon spandex on the way to the gym while your nanny watches your child, all while speeding through a four-way intersection on Yamato Road right in front of a cop, you’ll likely experience the law up close and personal.
BocaNewsNow.com will effort to publish the names of those who are cited for texting-while-driving in the weeks to come.
FREE! SUBSCRIBE TO BOCANEWSNOW.COM
Content copyright © 2020 Metro Desk Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Broadcast stations must credit BocaNewsNow.com on air. Print must refer to BocaNewsNow.com. Online must link to BocaNewsNow.com. We have agreements with several organizations. Contact news (at) bocanewsnow.com.
The Latest From BocaNewsNow.com
- School Board Meeting: More Than 500 To Comment On Holocaust Questioner Rehire
- EPA Says Make Sure Your Disinfectant Is On This List
- Fundraiser Today For Delray’s 3-Year-Old Sloane Caston, Battling Two Cancers
- LISTEN TO VOICEMAIL: Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Calls Our Report Unfair
- CRASH: Atlantic and Jog In Delray Beach, Expect Delays
- Feds Prepare To Take Seven Bridges Home, Property Of Chiropractor Richard Davidson
- COVID-19 Infects 122 In Palm Beach County Schools
- Election Issues In Palm Beach County? Spokesperson Won’t Discuss Ballot Vans
- BREAKING: I-95 Northbound Closed In Boca Raton