TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A South Florida legislator wants to strengthen the state’s new texting while driving ban.

The current ban, which went into effect October 1st, only allows enforcement as what is known as a “secondary offense.” That means motorists can only be cited for texting while driving if they are pulled over for other reasons.

A bill filed by Senator Maria Sachs D-Delray Beach would allow police to stop motorists for texting while driving and give them citations.

The News Service of Florida contributed to this report