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Florida’s Texting-While-Driving Ban starstarstarstarstar

Driving While Distracted has become one of the leading causes of crashes and preventable deaths in the United States and an area in which John Leighton has done much work, lecturing and writing on the serious problems of driving while distracted, including texting, emailing, web surfing, telephoning and use of electronics. In fact, on April 30, 2010, the day declared by Oprah and the media as National No Phone Zone Day, John Leighton delivered a lecture on “DWD: Driving While Distracted – The New DUI” to the American Association for Justice`s Jazzfest Seminar: Litigating

While John Leighton is pleased to see some progress being made in Florida, with the recent signing of the texting-while-driving ban, as the headline of this article suggests, unfortunately, it really is a ban without any teeth.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/28/3420835/rick-scott-signs-texting-while.html

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