Florida lawmakers have agreed to a proposal that would make texting while driving a primary instead of a secondary offense in the state. The state’s House passed legislation on April 29 after reaching an agreement with the Senate, reports Panama City News Herald.
The legislation now goes to Gov. Ron DeSantis for final approval. He has previously voiced support for the measure.
If the legislation becomes law, officers will be allowed to pull over drivers solely for texting. While texting behind the wheel is already illegal in Florida, presently, officers can only write a citation if they stop the motorist for another infraction.
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