That Apple Watch looks pretty impressive, but can you get a traffic ticket for using your watch while driving in Florida? Probably!
In 2013, the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law,” Florida Statute 316.305, went into effect. This law was intended to improve roadway safety and prevent text-related crashes.
Under this law, it is illegal to drive “while manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device or while sending or reading data on such a device for the purpose of nonvoice interpersonal communication, including, but not limited to, communication methods known as texting, e-mailing, and instant messaging.”
Although the term “wireless communications device” is defined as as a handheld device, it is unreasonable to believe that an Apple Watch, with some of the features of a smart phone, would not fall under this definition.
Don’t risk getting a traffic ticket, or worse, endangering others, keep your hands on the wheel. Remember, no text is worth a life.
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