AAA pushes texting ban, booster seat bill

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A ban on texting while driving and a booster seat law for older children too big for car seats top the legislative wish list for the auto club AAA in Florida, reports the News Service of Florida. Florida is one of three states that don’t require older children to ride in a booster seat after age 4. Bills (SB 196, HB 151) filed in the Legislature would require booster seats for older children. AAA also is pushing for a ban on texting while driving, which is the subject of bills (SB 416, HB 299) filed in both chambers. AAA said Thursday it also will urge lawmakers not to use any money from the state Transportation Trust Fund for other purposes. The fund is filled mainly by state fuel taxes and goes to improve roads and build new ones. In past years, lawmakers have raided the trust fund to balance the budget.

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