Texting While Driving

Senator Wants Tougher Texting-While-Driving LawFlorida's texting-while-driving ban would be strengthened under a proposal filed by Sen. Thad Altman for the 2016 legislative session.
Florida Steps Up Distracted Driving Safety CampaignWe’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.
State Senate Targets Texting Behind The WheelA Senate committee has narrowly approved two bills that would strengthen the state's ban on texting while driving.
Senate Could Consider Tougher Texting LawRight 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.
Weston Lawmaker Wants To Toughen Texting While Driving LawA 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.
Senate Targets Texting While Driving FatalitiesA Senate committee Tuesday approved a bill that would toughen penalties for people who cause fatal accidents while texting behind the wheel.
Legislator Wants To Increase Texting While Driving Fines In School ZonesThe 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.
Texting While Driving Ban In EffectDrivers 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.
Texting While Driving Ban Goes Into Effect TuesdayStarting 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.
Students Take Pledge To Stop Texting While DrivingThe 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.
Hands-Free Gadgets Still Distracting For DriversSouth 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.
Texting While Driving Ban In TroubleA proposed statewide ban on texting while driving may have been run off the road in the state legislature.
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