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” ‘Texting while driving’ in Florida is NOW illegal, and I’d tell you more, except I”m texting this as I’m driving!” :) — Florida wrongful death lawyer John M. Castellano

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“The bill to make texting while driving illegal in Florida was signed into law, hurting nobody except your friendly neighborhood Florida wrongful death lawyer and Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyer :)! I received this update (the below legal update) from one of our local Florida Senators, who apparently wants to cut down on the number of car accidents …

” … and as a consequence, this will cut into our Florida personal injury business; and sadly enough, this will consequently limit the income of the average Florida wrongful death lawyer — a little dark humor, I know, but seriously, call me in the office @ 954 766 8810 and I’ll share more of the real deal with you 🙂 ” — Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyer John Castellano

 

from the Senator:

“This legislation represents a significant step to further ensure that our loved ones are safe on our roads. While Senator Sachs is happy with this crucial first step she believes more needs to be done. She is intent upon expanding the law to include all handheld devices. Traffic accident statistics are alarming; Palm Beach County’s traffic deaths jumped by 21% from 2011 to 2012 with law enforcement citing cell phones as a key reason.

We take strict safety measures against drinking and driving – an offense that threatens lives on the road. Seat belt laws, while they took many years to be enacted, are also safety measures we take very seriously. It is time we take life-threatening distractions seriously. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says drivers are 23 times more likely to crash their vehicle if texting while driving. Our law enforcement officials and first responders have seen it firsthand. Senator Sachs has received countless emails from constituents, including first responders, supporting strict action against texting while driving. The risks and the threats are real, and the time to act is now.” — Senator Sachs

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About the Author:

John M. Castellano is a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney who has helped thousands of clients throughout Florida. While building a reputation as a premiere Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney, Mr. Castellano has worked tirelessly to develop strategies to best protect the rights of those arrested for DUI in Broward, Dade and West Palm. However, Mr. Castellano is not just a drunk driving lawyer. He has been a successful domestic violence attorney, drug trafficking attorney, as well as all other Felony and Misdemeanor cases.

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