Bill That Would Ban Texting And Driving Passes House In Overwhelming Vote

A bill that would would fully ban texting while driving in Florida had been passed by the Florida House.

The overwhelming vote stood at 112-2 Thursday in favor of the legislation even though it's unclear if the measure will make to Gov. Rick Scott due to opposition in the Senate.

Currently, Florida law says texting by noncommercial drivers is a secondary offense. That means officers must see another violation like speeding before they cite a driver for texting. The bill (HB 33) would make texting while driving a primary offense.

Texting while driving a primary offense in 43 states.

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