Texting While Driving: Parkland Could Crack Down on Offenders

Officials in Parkland, Florida, are weighing the options of making texting while driving illegal because of safety concerns. Texting while driving greatly increases the risk of an accident because a driver’s attention is significantly reduced – it is estimated that those drivers are 23 times as likely to be involved in an accident.

Seventeen states have already banned texting while driving. According to Parkland officials, the fines will not be determined until later, but could mimic similar legislation around the country. In California, for example, the fine for the first offense is $20. To view the complete story, please click here.

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