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Texting ban facing a dead end

By and on February 13th, 2012

Although the Florida Senate’s version of a texting while driving ban is continuing to move through committee, the House draft is making little progress. Sarasota-area Representative Ray Pilon says it may mean the end for this action.

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He says some lawmakers fear this action would infringe on personal freedom, but Pilon says that personal level is what motivated his participation in this bill.

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The House version makes texting a secondary offense while driving, punishable by a fine.


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