Our Florida car crash lawyers believe that Florida needs to immediately pass legislation immediately banning texting and emailing while driving. The death of celebrity plastic surgeon Ryan Frank allegedly occurred because he was driving while tweeting.
A proposed bill, commonly known as “Heather’s Law,” that sought a complete ban on cell phone use while driving died in committee in May 2009. This proposed bill was named for Heather Hurd, a Lakeland woman who was killed in a collision with a truck driver who was allegedly texting while behind the wheel.
Studies show that the danger of driving while texting or tweeting is eight times more than driving under the influence of alcohol. How does Florida permit this danger in light of the staggering evidence of the tragic consequences?