Tag Archives: texting while driving

In the News: ORMC trauma center, George Zimmerman trial, texting while driving ban, ‘parent trigger’ bill

By on April 30th, 2013 | Last updated: April 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm

With no appeal filed, ORMC trauma center still cleared to operate –  Ocala Regional’s trauma center is free to continue operation, after Shands at the University of Florida and Munroe Regional Medical Center decided not to appeal a judge’s ruling that [...]

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Florida Senate passes bill banning texting while driving

By on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 18, 2013 at 10:58 am

The Florida Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would ban texting while driving if passed by the Florida House of Representatives by May 3.

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In the News: Senate passes texting ban, substance abuse treatment reform, teachers sue district, Boston Marathon hero

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Florida Senate unanimously approves texting while driving ban – The Florida Senate unanimously passed SB 52 Tuesday. The bill makes texting while driving a secondary violation, meaning a driver would have have to commit an additional offense to be pulled [...]

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Senate Judiciary Committee approves Florida bill that bans texting while driving

By on April 8th, 2013 | Last updated: April 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Florida is one of five states without texting restrictions for drivers. The Senate’s current bill makes the use of wireless communication devices behind the weheel a secondary offense, with emergency and GPS navigation use exceptions.

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Feb. 8, 2013: Morning News In 90

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: texting while driving, homeless donations, Northeast snow storm, French troops in Mali, Lunar New Year migration.

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