Gov. Scott To Sign Texting While Driving Bill In Miami

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida’s new texting while driving ban will become official on Tuesday at Gov. Rick Scott’s bill signing ceremony in Miami.

Gov. Scott will sign SB 52, legislation to ban texting while driving at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School in Miami on Monday afternoon.

The bill makes it illegal to read or type texts, IMs, or emails while driving, though it will remain OK to do it while stopped.

Governor Scott said, “As a father and a grandfather, texting while driving is something that concerns me when my loved ones are on the road. The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the deadliest days on the road for teenagers. We must do everything we can at the state level to keep our teenagers and everyone on our roads safe.  I cannot think of a better time to officially sign this bill…

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