Texting and Driving Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

Jordan Kirkland - April 29th, 2019

On Monday, the Florida House passed a bill that would make it a primary offense in the Sunshine State to text while driving an automobile.

The bipartisan bill would make it a primary offense, meaning law enforcement would be able to pull over drivers for texting and driving in the state of Florida. Under current law, people can only be cited for texting if they are pulled over for another offense.

The bill would also makes school zones and active work zones hands-free areas.

The bill () passed in Florida House today by a vote of 108-7. The same proposal also passed in the Senate, and now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis' desk.

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