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Florida State Senator seeks state-wide ban on texting and driving

0. phoneArena posted on 31 Jan 2013, 00:14

Florida State Senator Maria Sachs is sponsoring a bill that would make texting and driving illegal in the state of Florida and anyone not using a hands-free device will be charged with a moving violation with a first offense carrying a fine of $100; second and third offenses would result in higher fines although Driver's License points will not be subtracted...

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posted on 31 Jan 2013, 00:24 2

1. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

They should just double the fine to 200$. Theres no excuse to text and drive.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 00:57

2. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 905; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

I agree that this is a huge hazard, especially considering that so many people on the road are horrible drivers without extra distractions.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 01:47

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4336; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

This should me made a worldwide offence.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 05:41

4. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

I'm genuinely surprised this isn't already illegal. In the UK any use of a mobile phone whilst driving, or supervising a learner driver, is illegal. This includes being stopped at traffic lights. The only exceptions are emergency calls.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 08:43 1

5. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

lets also ban car thieves and high speed chases.. oh already banned... that's effective...

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 11:35

6. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Its illegal in CA to talk or text. People still do it, including cops. Occasionally some will do their job as an excuse to pull you over.

I use speakerphone or my cars speakers instead.

They should ban speed sensors though and light cameras. Instead of spending money on that, they should get a better light system that works for motorcycles. I have to run lights because Im stuck there for 10+ minutes at a time if someone doesnt come and trip the sensor

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