Beginning with your first driver’s ed class, you were probably told that the most important aspect of driving was to “keep your eyes on the road.” Unfortunately, more and more drivers seem to have forgotten that essential advice. Throughout the United States, distracted driving is on the rise. In Florida, despite an increase of distraction-related crashes and majority support for legislation addressing the issue, there are still no state laws prohibiting cell phone use and texting while driving. Cities that might want to pass ordinances cannot; the state’s preemption statute prohibits localities from enacting distracted driving bans. In the Orlando area, we can reduce distracted driver accidents only if every driver does his or her part to eliminate “multi-tasking” while they should have both eyes on the road.
Our personal injury lawyers offer these tips for staying safe in Orlando: