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Florida's Texting While Driving Law Exceptions

Florida’s upgraded texting while driving laws have remained in effect since last month. With the new laws, law enforcement officers can issue drivers a citation if they are caught. However, there are potential scenarios that may arise requiring the use of a phone without the intention to text and drive.


Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/10/2020 -- An Amber Alert response or calling the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) to report potentially illegal activity is an example of situations where phone use may be required and could be construed as texting while driving. The Florida statutes take these scenarios into account, ensuring that reporting emergencies or activity that may be suspicious is not prohibited. Drivers that may need to call FHP, may wish to be cautious and pull over before making the call.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.

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Scott Hochman and Sunny Goldin, both alumni from the University of Miami School of Law, have each been practicing law in Florida for over 20 years. The Miami traffic attorney has handled more than 180,000 traffic citations in the courts of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and also represents clients in misdemeanor criminal cases. They also work as Miami expungement attorneys and are ready to assist clients. Call 305-665-1000 for more information or to speak with a Miami traffic lawyer.