Texting While Driving Truck Accidents
In the State of Florida, there are two things that can combine together that can produce disastrous results: Texting and Truck Driving. The operation of a large commercial vehicle including but not limited to a semi tractor trailer is an important responsibility that should not be taken lightly in any manner at any time. When there is a commercial vehicle on the road, other drivers and passengers can be at great risk for significant personal injuries when the truck driver is inattentive or distracted. This is especially true when a commercial truck driver is busy texting or reading the screen of his mobile phone or tablet while driving or operating the commercial vehicle. In the State of Florida, there is a specific texting and driving law in place. It is a violation of Florida law to text while driving. It should also be noted that it is also a violation of Florida law to read text messages and e-mails while operating any motor vehicle including a commercial vehicle and semi tractor trailer. It can be difficult at times to detect the violators of the Florida law and enforce the provisions of Florida law.
Section 316.305, Florida Statutes - Wireless Communication Devices - Prohibition - sets forth the Florida law on point as to texting while driving. The statute specifically stated that "reading data" can be a violation of Florida law. Many drivers are under the impression that texting while driving is prohibitive but it is ok to casually read text messages, e-mails, and web pages while driving. It is dangerous for a commercial to texting a message while driving. It can be equally as dangerous to merely read an article or web page on the mobile phone while driving. This is because both acts result in a distraction and the truck driver having his eyes off of the road.
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