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Is distracted driving taken seriously in the state of Florida Some would say yes it is but I think not In Florida distracted driving is underrated and overlooked It is also not punished severely enough In 2012 alone 3328 were killed in distracted driving crashes 1 Teens and adults text or talk constantly on the phone without realizing the harm that they are potentially setting up for themselves and others Distracted driving is also only punishable if a person is pulled over for speeding swerving etc Teens get into distracted driving car crashes more than adult drivers do In most cases it is due to texting while on the road or some other variable such as speeding Therefore it is important to stress the seriousness of distracted driving For the five seconds it takes to look down and read a text message a driver can drive the distance of an entire football field In this one can run a red light or stop sign which can end with a fatal result jail time or both Most drivers do not take driving while doing something that can be seen as a distraction seriously because they have seen others do it in cases for teens or feel confident that they can drive while texting But no one is above the physics of driving while distracted The only solution to this is to put the phone down and focus on driving or have someone in the car to take care of phone calls changing radio stations and whatever else may serve as a distraction Also the only way to make people take distracted driving serious is to make the consequences stricter In the state of Florida there is a ban on texting for all drivers but it is only a secondary law which means that it only takes effect if a driver is pulled over for speeding running a light swerving et cetera The problem with this is
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