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The danger of texting and driving in Florida

On Behalf of | Feb 9, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Texting and driving is a dangerous combination. When you’re texting, you’re not only taking your eyes off the road but also your hands off the wheel. This means that you’re not in control of the car and more likely to get into an accident.

When you’re texting, you’re not paying attention to what’s happening around you. This increases your chances of getting into an accident as you may not see cars or pedestrians that are in front of you.

Cellphones also reduce your reaction time. If you’re driving and see an emergency, you may not be able to react in time if you’re distracted by your phone.

Texting while driving is illegal, why do people still do it?

Some people might think that texting while driving is not a big deal. After all, they’ve been doing it for a long time, and nothing has happened to them yet. However, the fact of the matter is that motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time, even if you’re just going down the street or driving on an empty highway. There’s no telling what might cause another driver to lose control of their car and hit you.

Another reason why people still text while driving is that the penalties for getting caught are not that severe. You may be fined or have points added to your license, but it’s not as bad as what you’d get for DUI, for example.

How can you avoid getting into an accident because of your phone?

If you have to text, pull over to the side of the road. This will ensure that you’re not in danger of getting into an accident and also that you’re not distracting other drivers.

It’s also a good idea to put your phone on silent or turn it off so that you’re not tempted to look at it while you’re behind the wheel. If you’re expecting an important call, have someone else answer it or wait until you get to your destination.

It’s important to be aware of the dangers involved in texting while driving and to take steps to avoid them. Remember, it’s never worth risking your life or the lives of others for a quick text.


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