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 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.
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.
As a resident of Florida I'm tired of seeing people driving erratically on i-95 & city streets, because they are busy taking selfies, looking down at their phones, or playing games...My newest pet peeve is the dash mounted cell phone with movies or TV playing for the driver to watch as he/she speeds or weaves along through traffic...These actions are no longer the exception to the rule, they are daily occurrences...Stop the madness, the ignorant need to be removed from the road for the safety of careful drivers...
My son is also 19, and I don't want the same thing to happen to him! What a handsome boy Anthony was. Such a nice smile. It's tragic, really really senseless and unforgivable.