On a swelteringly hot and sunny afternoon in Florida, imagine you are bicycling with your spouse near your home. The neighborhood trees provides much needed shade from the heat. You wave to your neighbors as you leisurely pass by each residence.
The numbers of deaths are staggering. In 2014 more than 5,500 cyclists and pedestrians were killed by crashes with cars and trucks. That's just in the US. In the same year, it is estimated that 50,000 bicyclists were injured.
Thirty dollars. That's it! But for that to even happen you also have to commit another traffic citation before you can be stopped and cited for illegal texting. Current Florida law for texting while driving is costing lives of pedestrians and cyclists.