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Updated: 08/06/2014 08:00:03AM

‘Heads up’ texters

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Bartow Police Chief Joseph Hall

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Several months ago, we talked about the new legislation on texting and driving. Although we already have laws in place in Florida that were supposed to outlaw driving any type of vehicle while being distracted for any reason, we now have a specific law that prevents texting while operating a vehicle.

Being distracted, whether it be texting, listening to the radio are arguing with the kids is just not a good idea. But this weekend, I was reminded that this doesn’t just apply to driving. Pedestrians also should pay attention to what they are doing.

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