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Proposal To Toughen Penalties For Texting While Driving Gains on 1st Day

| January 9, 2018

With support from the House speaker, a proposal to make texting while driving a “primary” offense in Florida received unanimous support Tuesday from a House panel as the 2018 legislative session opened.

Renewed Push For Tougher Texting While Driving Penalties May Face Resistance in Flagler

| July 28, 2017

A Florida state legislator, Emily Slosberg, who survived a violent car crash caused by distracted driving, is campaigning across the state to make texting and driving a primary offense.

When LOL Means Loss of Life: Flagler Students Rap Texting-and-Driving In Video

| June 5, 2015

A coalition of local agencies initiated by Chiumento Selis Dwyer led to a student video project at Matanzas High School and a 150-second public service announcement video warning of the dangers of texting and driving, which premiered Wednesday.

Texting-While-Driving Ban Goes in Effect as Do Food Stamps Limits and Other New Laws

| September 30, 2013

An attempt to curb motorists from texting while driving goes into effect Tuesday, along with laws that put limits on funeral protests, late-night massages and the use of tax dollars at strip joints and liquor stores.

Stop and Frisk Unconstitutional, Children on Steroids, Jeb Bush Goes Splat and Texting Deaths

| August 13, 2013

A judge gives stop-and-frisk its overdue what-for, parents push steroids on their athlete children, a Tennessee judge’s Messiah complex, Werner Herzog’s haunting film on texting and driving, Larry David stands up again.

Texting While Driving Ban Passes Florida Legislature, But Scott Hasn’t Said He’ll Sign It

| May 2, 2013

The Senate voted 39-1 in favor of a bill (SB 52) that makes it illegal to read or type texts or emails while actually driving, though it would remain legal to do it while stopped, such as at a red light. Drivers can;t be stopped for texting, however. They can only be cited if stopped for another offense.

Road Rage Genesis: Law Banning Texting a Long-Overdue Correction

| April 18, 2013

In Florida in 2012, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 256,443 traffic crashes and of those 4,841 were caused by a driver using some form of electronic device.

Texting-While-Driving Ban Picking Up Likes As Legislature Prepares to Approve New Law

| April 3, 2013

In a room full of people texting updates to and otherwise using electronic devices, a long sought measure to ban such behavior while driving was given a green light to the Florida House floor on Wednesday.

Florida Lawmaker Richard Steinberg Resigns After Admitting to Harassing, Anonymous Texts

| February 24, 2012

Rep. Richard Steinberg, the Miami Beach Democrat, quit the House effective immediately on Friday after admitting earlier in the week that he sent inappropriate, unwanted texts to a federal prosecutor in Miami.

To Ban Texting While Driving in Florida: Ormond Beach Lawmaker Will Try Again

| December 8, 2010

Such bans have failed repeatedly in previous years. Sen. Evelyn Lynn, the Ormond Beach Republican, hopes Florida will be the 31st state this year to ban texting and other such uses of cell phones while driving.

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