Texting Ban Moving Forward In State Senate

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Proposals which would ban texting while driving have made some progress in the state Senate but have gone nowhere in the House.

On Tuesday, the Senate’s budget panel is expected to consider the measure (SB416) which has already has been cleared by three Senate committees with a total of two votes cast against it.

The House version (HB 299), however, hasn’t moved because leaders there liken it to needless government intrusion into people’s lives.

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia already have texting while driving bans.

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