Florida lawmakers took a big step toward making our roads safer from distracted drivers. Recently, the State House voted 108-7 in favor of a bill that makes texting and driving a primary offense. That bill was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis on May 17, 2019.
The new law will go into effect on July 1, 2019. The provision regarding work zones and school zones will go into a “warning” phase on Oct. 1, 2019, with tickets starting to be issued on Jan. 1, 2020.