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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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Florida Texting While Driving Ban in Effect July 1


Last updated 7/2/2019 at 4:55pm

Sunshine State News

For those who text and drive, it's a good time to quit. A new Florida law goes into effect Monday, July 1 making texting while driving a primary offense.

Prior to the new law, officers could only cite drivers for texting if they were pulled over for another violation. The new law means officers can stop drivers they see texting. The texting ban does not apply to a driver using a navigation device or to a driver whose vehicle is stationary.

Lake Wales Police Chief Chris Velasquez said he fully supports the new law but his officers will spend the first few months of the ban concentrating on...

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