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Florida Steps Up Distracted Driving Safety Campaign

We’ve all heard the warning before, don’t text and drive but new ads and law enforcement campaigns are going further than that. They want you to put down your cell phone all together when you’re behind the wheel of your car.

CBS Miami–08/24/2015

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State Senate Targets Texting Behind The Wheel

A Senate committee has narrowly approved two bills that would strengthen the state’s ban on texting while driving.

04/01/2015

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Senate Could Consider Tougher Texting Law

Right now you can’t be pulled over solely for texting while driving in Florida. But a Brevard County senator has filed a proposal Wednesday that would strengthen the law surrounding the controversial multitasking issue.

12/17/2014

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Weston Lawmaker Wants To Toughen Texting While Driving Law

A proposal that would strengthen the state’s ban on texting while driving, giving police officers more power to pull over motorists for tapping messages while behind the wheel has been filed by South Florida lawmaker Rep. Richard Stark.

11/20/2014

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Senate Targets Texting While Driving Fatalities

A Senate committee Tuesday approved a bill that would toughen penalties for people who cause fatal accidents while texting behind the wheel.

04/01/2014

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Legislator Wants To Increase Texting While Driving Fines In School Zones

The texting-while-driving ban has only been in place in Florida since October 1, but some legislators are ready to give it some more teeth.

CBS Miami–11/21/2013

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Texting While Driving Ban In Effect

Drivers are going to have to be more patient before firing off a text or email while behind the wheel. A new law that went into effect on Tuesday makes it illegal to text while driving.

10/01/2013

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Texting While Driving Ban Goes Into Effect Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, it will be illegal to text while driving. Last May, Governor Rick Scott signed Florida’s texting and driving ban into law in Miami.

CBS4–09/30/2013

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Students Take Pledge To Stop Texting While Driving

The dangers of texting and driving are serious and the results could be deadly. In hopes of preventing this form of distracted driving, students gathered Thursday morning to take a pledge.

09/19/2013

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Hands-Free Gadgets Still Distracting For Drivers

South Florida drivers who use hands free gadgets to talk on the phone and send text messages or emails from behind the wheel because they think they are a safer alternative could be more distracted and in more danger than if they simply talked on a cell phone, according to a new AAA study.

06/12/2013

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