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Florida’s Texting Bill Signed Into Law

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed an anti-texting-while-driving bill into law.  After a stall in the Florida Senate, the law was finally approved, delaying was originally supposed to go into effect in October of last year.

It was initially a bill that had two sponsors, when texting was only a secondary offense.

The law will officially go into effect on July 1st as a primary offense, meaning an offender can be pulled over for texting in and of itself.  However, only warnings will be issued through the end of the year.

This will apply only to vehicles in motion.

What the texting bill doesn’t cover.

  • Navigation devices.
  • Stopped vehicles.  Texting while sitting at a light or in a parking lot is still not illegal.

Navigation devices will also banned in construction zones.

The penalties are still relatively light–as long as it’s your first offense.

  • $30 fine for a first offense.
  • $60 fine for a second offense, plus three points on your driver’s license, which will affect an offender’s insurance rates.

For police to prove text usage, they would have to search a driver’s phone for their latest used apps to determine if a driver was texting.  Offenders have the right to decline an officer’s search, and officers have to notify the driver of that beforehand.

In the meantime, the current bill is here.

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10 Things That Can Inadvertently Become Debris

Taking the highway on a road trip is supposed to be exciting.  Drive for long enough, it will becoming challenging.  Debris can make things even more challenging.

Someone needs to go to the bathroom???  Either wait 45 minutes for the next restroom facility, or there’s the side of the road.

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Adam The Woo is Back

Back in September of 2017, YouTube star Adam The Woo took a break from his video work.

I wrote an article about it, as we shared common interests in roadtrips and roadside attractions.  Many fellow Adam The Woo fans read the article, and several of them shared their thoughts.  I figured an update was due.  Thanks to all of you who took the time to read!

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