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Texting While Driving to Move to Primary Offense

TALLAHASSEE — On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law legislation passed in the 2019 session that will greatly strengthen the … Read More

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BEACON HILL ROLL CALL: Bill prohibiting hand-held cellphones while driving approved

BAN HAND-HELD CELL PHONES (H 3149). House 152-2, approved and sent to the Senate a bill that would prohibit drivers from using a hand-held … Read More

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DeSantis signs bill to toughen texting while driving law

SARASOTA — The long campaign to put Florida in line with 43 other states that allow law officers to ticket drivers solely for texting culminated Friday at … Read More

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Albany Proposes Law To Prohibit ‘Texting While Walking’ [POLL]

In New York, it's illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone or portable electronic device while you drive. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, … Read More

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Takeaways from Tallahassee — Unintended consequences

Unintended consequences. There is overwhelming bipartisan support behind the texting-while-driving restrictions that Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into … Read More

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Governor signs bill to extend Suncoast Parkway to Georgia, connect it to turnpike

The toll-road measure, which received final legislative approval May 1, … Allowing police to pull over motorists for texting while driving is known as … Read More

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Governor signs bill: Texting while driving will soon get you pulled over in Florida

Texting while driving has been illegal in Florida for years, but police can't stop you for it. Because of that, it has barely been enforced — not even 1,700 … Read More

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Gov. Lee will sign bill banning handheld phones while driving in TN

It will soon be illegal for Tennessee drivers to talk on the phone without a hands-free device. A spokesperson for Gov. Bill Lee said the governor … Read More

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Tracy and Hammond want stiffer penalties for texting and driving, causing injury

Tracy says the legislation was inspired by a traffic accident in which the person who caused the accident was found guilty of texting while driving, and … Read More

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Ron DeSantis signs texting-while-driving ban

Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 107, a bill making texting and driving a primary offense in Florida starting later this year. Law enforcement officers will … Read More