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Distracted Driving

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Don't Text and Drive

Distracted Driving

Florida State Statute 316.305 prohibits texting while driving in the State of Florida.  Florida has identified Distracted Driving as traffic safety emphasis area. For more information, please refer to the 2016  Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan.

  1. Implement effective roadway design and operation practices such as rumble strips and stripes and flashing beacons with warning signs to mitigate lane departures, speeding, and other symptoms of distracted driving and to reduce congestion and improve mobility.

  2. Change societal attitudes about distracted driving through intensive public education activities.

  3. Collaborate with other public and private organizations to offer innovative solutions such as policies that prohibit distracted driving when using company or organization vehicles.

For more information contact Leilani Gruener @ (850) 414-4048 

 

Safe Phone Zones


Safe Phone Zones

The Florida Department of Transportation, in a public-private partnership with GEICO Insurance, unveiled a statewide safety campaign in June of 2015 to tackle the problem of distracted driving on Florida’s roads. As part of a national effort to encourage drivers to pull into a safe location to use their phone for calling, texting and accessing mobile apps, Florida has designated 64 Rest Areas, Welcome Centers and Turnpike Service Plazas throughout the state as “Safe Phone Zones,” more than any other state.  Read more...

Safe Phone Zones