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.
Florida is definitely the scariest state to drive in. I've driven all over the state on my Harley. People tailgate, dial, talk, text and read the paper, all that at 60-80 mph. Many of them at only 15-20 feet behind me. If I had to brake suddenly I wouldn't have a chance. My chances of surviving would be close too zero.
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!
Anthony's life and everyone's life is worth much more than a text or a glance at Facebook.
Distracted driving is not bad luck. It is a deliberate choice. Get over to the curb if your message is urgent!