Texting while driving in Florida is now officially illegal.
Texting while driving has never been a good idea, and now, starting Oct. 1, it will also be illegal. That’s when a new ban on texting while driving goes into effect. Motorists are now looking at a $30 fine for the first offense and $60 for a second, plus court costs. Like with all driving laws and the tickets they involve, there are some things you should know.