Texting while driving bill to take stage for debate

The Senate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (SB 90), filed by Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, that would make texting while driving a primary offense.

Currently, texting while driving is a “secondary” offense, meaning that law enforcement cannot pull over motorists for texting at the wheel.

The law can only be enforced when police stop motorists for other reasons such as speeding.

Author: NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
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