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Florida House Put Brakes On Texting While Driving Ban

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(Source: CBS)

(Source: CBS)

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Legislative Session Coverage

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A controversial bill which would have banned texting while behind the wheel went nowhere fast during the last legislative session which ended on Friday.

While the measure gained some traction in the Senate it failed to go anywhere in the House.

The proposal (SB 416) would have allowed law enforcement officers to tack on a ticket for texting to motorists pulled over for other driving offenses.

While the Senate plan got to the floor, three bills in the House never got out of park after being bottled up in a key House subcommittee chaired by Eucheeanna Republican Brad Drake. House leaders likened the bill to needless government intrusion into people’s lives.

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

The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.

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