The Florida Legislature is again addressing whether there should be a ban on texting and driving in Florida. If AARP was the Florida Legislature, there would be a ban. That's because 93 percent of AARP members that participated in a recent survey backed legislative efforts to ban texting-while-driving.
The Florida Legislature has considered some kind of text-ban for more than a decade, but advocates say the measure faces its best chance of becoming law this year. A measure banning texting (SB 52) is slated to go before the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday. The problem in the past proposed bills is the difficulty in enforcement of the law.
Whether it is legal or illegal, all motorists should know that text messaging while driving is dangerous and puts them and those in their car at risk of serious injury or death. It also puts innocent drivers and pedestrians at risk should their texting and driving cause them to cause a car accident.
Drive safely and watch out for those who don't.
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