Just in time for “National Screen Free-Week,” a new bill will make texting and driving a primary offense in Florida.
The bill has passed both the House and the Senate, and now heading to the governor’s desk. Glad Florida is jumping on board because texting while driving is already a primary offense in at least 43 other states.
The bill also makes school zones and active work zones hands-free areas.
Here is what the bill says:
As a primary offense, law enforcement will be able to pull over motorists for texting and driving in the state of Florida. Under current law, drivers can only be cited for texting if they are pulled over for another offense.
The new law would take effect July 1. However, the hands free part would not carry fines until Jan. 1 of 2020.
[Source: ABC ACTION NEWS]