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2019

FLHSMV Statement on Wireless Communications While Driving Law

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – If you are covering the signing of the Wireless Communications While Driving Law, please use the following statement from FLHSMV Executive Director, Terry L. Rhodes.

“Using wireless communication devices while driving is one of the most dangerous driving behaviors as it takes your hands off the wheel, eyes off the road and mind off driving. The Wireless Communications While Driving Law will undoubtedly make the state’s roadways safer and I applaud the Governor and Legislature for their dedication to this effort.

The department also sincerely appreciates the efforts of our law enforcement partners, the Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Florida Sheriffs Association, for their assistance in bringing this initiative to fruition.

Through educational campaigns and Florida Highway Patrol enforcement in conjunction with our law enforcement partners, this law will enhance all of our missions to prevent crashes, reduce injuries and fatalities, and improve road safety for all road users.”

FLHSMV Executive Director, Terry L. Rhodes

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. FL is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about FLHSMV and the services offered, visit https://www.flhsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FLHSMV, find us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

This year, the FLHSMV celebrates its 50th anniversary and its Division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) commemorates its 80th year. Learn more at flhsmv.gov/behindthedrive.