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STATEWIDE COALITION LAUNCHES JUST DRIVE – HANDS-FREE FLORIDA CAMPAIGN

On Wednesday, June 21, 2023, the Naples Pathways Coalition, The Kiefer Foundation, StopDistractions.org, other partner organizations and community members impacted by distracted driving will launch the Just Drive – Hands-Free Florida Coalition to combat the continuous increase in crashes and fatalities caused by distracted driving. 

The lives of countless families and individuals across the state of Florida are forever changed because of the prevalence of distraction while behind the wheel. Although underreported, more than 945,380 crashes were caused by distracted driving on Florida roads from 2012 to 2022. Over 33,463 serious injuries and 2,727 fatalities were attributed to distracted driving in that same period.

On June 15, 2023, the sentencing of the first distracted driving case to be criminally prosecuted in Florida resulted in the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison for Gregory Andriotis.

He killed nine-year-old Logan Sherer, and seriously injured Logan’s parents and sister in 2016 when he was speeding and repeatedly interacting with his phone.

The Just Drive – Hands-Free Florida Coalition aims to bring together businesses, industry, safety groups, law enforcement, and the public to implement effective and efficient programs to end the epidemic of distracted driving, make Florida roads safer, and save lives.

We ask that everyone take the pledge to stop distracted driving today: .

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