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.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Pilon4.mp3]
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.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Pilon5.mp3]
The House version makes texting a secondary offense while driving, punishable by a fine.