Florida Senate Committee Set to Decide Fate of Texting Ban

Posted on March 6, 2013

Today will find a texting and driving ban in the state of Florida coming up against its first big hurdle on the way to passage.  The measure will be considered by the Senate Communications Committee.  There’s some doubt as to whether or not the bill will receive the votes necessary to be passed.  Similar measures have failed in the past because of fears that they would allow the government to infringe upon the rights of citizens.  If the ban is eventually passed, texting while driving would become a secondary offense, and thus an individual could not be pulled over unless they engaged in some other illegal activity.  If it’s discovered that the texting led to a collision, six points would be placed on the offender’s license.

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