Texting While Driving
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 […]
Proposals which would ban texting while driving have made some progress in the state Senate but have gone nowhere in the House.
The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that states should ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in the case of an emergency.
State Senator Nancy Detert (R-Venice) hopes the third time will be the charm as she sponsors yet another bill that would ban texting while behind the wheel.
A bill aimed at curbing the temptation to text while on the road was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday by a 10-0 vote.
Several U.S. states have already banned it, and soon texting while driving in the state of Florida may also be a thing of the past.
If you’ve driven in South Florida, you’ve at one time or another been behind a person driving slowly and weaving as they try to send a text message. A new study found that the texters make driving even more dangerous for everyone.
The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority is filming an emotionally-charged short film for its new safety campaign “The Last Word” which aims to generate awareness for the dangers of texting while driving.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to put down the phone while their behind the wheel.