Florida law

Senate Bill 52 targets distracted drivers

Starting October 1, Florida drivers can breathe a sigh of relief as Senate Bill 52 goes into effect.

Approved earlier this year, the soon-to-be law will prohibit the operation of a motor vehicle while texting. SB 52 is called the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” and will target non-voice interpersonal communication – in other words, typing or entering letters, numbers, symbols, or other text, or sending or reading data, while driving.