Distracted driving is a massive problem all around the country, but it is especially problematic here in Florida. Because the state government has been unable to pass more comprehensive legal coverage for drivers that text behind the wheel of a vehicle. Recent efforts to expand the law (which only makes a texting while driving violation a secondary offense) have stalled out in the Senate.
As a secondary offense, texting while driving can only lead to a fine if a police officer pulls a driver over for another violation first. This leads to inconsistent enforcement, and a lot of drivers may feel as though they can "get away with" the act.