Governor Scott signs two new safety laws

Gov. Rick Scott signed a pair of bills Tuesday aimed at improving safety on Florida roads. Scott approved measures toughening penalties for drivers who leave the scenes of serious traffic accidents (SB 102) and raising the minimum age at which … Read more

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May – and during the rest of the year – drivers of all other vehicles and all road … Read more

Florida Governor Signs Texting Ban Law

Governor Rick Scott today 5/28/13  signed SB 52 at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School, banning the use of wireless communications devices while driving. Governor Scott said, “As a father and a grandfather, texting while driving is something that … Read more

Florida’s Ban on Texting

On 4/16/13, the Florida Senate voted 46-0 on a bill creating Florida Statute 316.305. This statute creates the "Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law" providing legislative intent, prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while using a wireless communications … Read more


Sinclair Law Offices and Matt’s Casbah are excited to announce the upcoming “Bikes of Days Gone By” antique motorcycle show, to take place in historic downtown Melbourne in front of Matt’s Casbah on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Motorcycle enthusiasts are … Read more

Driving Tips During the Holiday Season

Aggressive driving is a major concern of the American public and a real threat to the safety of all road users. In a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation, nearly 9 in 10 respondents said they believed aggressive drivers were … Read more

Cellphone and Texting Laws

Talking on a hand-held cellphone while driving is banned in 10 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington, and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia.  Except for Maryland and West Virginia (until July 2013), … Read more