This week, 27 new Florida Laws went into effect https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/bills.aspx. Lawmakers strengthened the state’s ban on texting while driving, making it a “primary” offense, allowing police to pull you over for texting behind the wheel. The measure took effect July 1st, but now, it will require motorists to go hands-free on wireless devices in school and work zones. The law directs law-enforcement to provide verbal/written warnings until December 31st for motorists who don’t put down cell phones in those areas. Tickets will be issued beginning Jan. 1, punishable as a moving violation with three points assessed against their driver’s license.