I live in Florida. Every day I see people with their phones in their hands too busy texting and not paying attention. They are a danger on the roads. They don't seem to think that they will hurt anyone. My children's lives are more important than that text!!
I am signing this because every day that I get behind the wheel to drive, I take a look at my surroundings, and it is truly scary the amount of people that are distracted with their phones while driving. I am afraid to drive in these conditions. And no one appears to be doing anything about it. This needs to stop. Someone's life may be in danger each and every time.
Distracted driving is not bad luck. It is a deliberate choice. Get over to the curb if your message is urgent!
My most heartfelt condolences to the family of Anthony. Texting, reading texts and making and answering phone calls while driving, using a hand held device, is dangerous and unconscionable. I live for the day when this selfish practice is banned and enforcement of the ban is speedy and harsh.
I can't believe how far behind Florida is! My life is just as important in Florida as it is in California. So, why is it Florida doesn't think so?! PLEASE UPDATE YOUR FLORIDA LAW to reflect the current data that proves that first offense distracted driving laws lower accident rates! Law makers, don't wait until it is your child killed, like my friend, Demetrius, had to suffer. A secondary offense may mean they don't get a ticket or in trouble until they have already killed your child. Let's help our society prevent these tragedies by educating the public and setting up preventative laws!