New bills aim to make texting while driving a primary offense

People who are used to texting while driving could face stricter penalties if two proposed pieces of legislation are passed. Florida lawmakers recently filed two new bills that target drivers who use their cellphones while behind the steering wheel. Florida is among five states that do not classify texting and driving as a primary offense. Right now, texting while driving is a secondary offense in the state. As a result, police officers can only stop a car if they see a driver committing a primary offense — in other words, doing something else that is illegal. However, the proposed bills...

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