The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2011, 3,300 people were killed and 416,000 people injured in traffic crashes involving distracted drivers. Texting accidents account for nearly 20% of all fatal crashes, making driving and texting 300% more dangerous than drunk or impaired driving.

Florida’s no texting law will go into effect on October 1, 2013 as a secondary offense. This law prohibits all drivers, including school bus drivers, from texting while driving.

If you have been injured by a distracted driver who may have been texting in or near Tampa Florida, give the attorneys at Danel Fernandez & Martin Hernandez a call at 813-229-5353.