Texting while driving is illegal in Florida, but it still poses a huge problem in the state and everyone knows it. In fact, according to a recent poll by Kelly Blue Book, 97 percent of U.S. drivers surveyed said they consider distracted drivers to be their No. 1 concern on the roads. Distracted drivers were cited as more of a concern than drunk drivers, drivers with road rage and even poor weather conditions.
Readers may or may not have heard that April was Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Although the month of April is over, it is worth repeating that the purpose of the campaign is obviously to further public education on the dangers of taking one's attention off the task of driving. Here's one good reason to avoid distracted driving: almost 39,000 accidents were caused in the state of Florida in 2013 because of distracted driving. Those crashes resulted in over 33,000 injuries and 201 deaths.