Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
( 1-800-529-6333 )

Florida Bill Takes Aim at Distracted Driving in State With Florida Senate Bill 76

March 09, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, FL. – A Florida bill is taking aim at distracted driving in the state, according to an online news story posted at The bill would prohibit many forms of distraction behind the wheel.

Senate Bill 76 just passed the Innovation, Industry and Technology Committee in the Florida Senate, which means it’s one step closer to becoming law. The bill is designed to reduce distracted driving across the board, not just from cell phones. The proposed law currently defines distracted driving — the types of conduct prohibited if the law passes — as the following:

“[R]eading, writing, performing personal grooming, applying a beauty aid or similar products, interacting with pets or unsecured cargo, using a personal wireless communication device, [and] engaging in any other activity, conduct, task, or action that causes distraction.” 

If passed, the law would allow officers to stop people who were distracted behind the wheel and issue them tickets. The law would be accompanied by a 90-day grace period in which drivers received warnings. After the grace period ran, drivers would receive citations and points against their driver’s licenses. A fine would be involved, but the dollar amount of the fine has not been specified. 

The proposed law in Florida has some similar components to the Hands-Free Georgia Act, which has been enforced in the state of Georgia since July 2018. Like the Georgia law, drivers would still be able to use their cell phones under the Florida law, as long as they were using hands-free technology, like Bluetooth. Drivers would otherwise be prohibited from holding and using phones on the road. 

Put Our Law Firm's Over 38 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout the Southeast for over 38 years, including but not limited to all smaller cities and rural areas.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat.


Category: Auto Accidents

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.