Session Review: Texting while driving remains legal

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A bill to ban texting while driving had some traction in the Senate but failed to elicit much attention in the House, reports the News Service of Florida. The proposal (SB 416) would have allowed law enforcement officers to tack on a ticket for texting to motorists pulled over for other driving offenses. While the Senate plan got to the floor, three bills in the House never got out of park after being bottled up in a key House subcommittee chaired by Eucheeanna Republican Brad Drake.

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