Will Gov. Scott Sign Texting While Driving Ban Bill Into Law?

May 15, 2013

With just days left to take action on a texting ban bill, Governor Rick Scott is not giving any indication as to whether he will sign the measure into law.

"We're still reviewing that bill, and we'll see. I'm like every other parent and grandparent who worry about texting while driving and so, I'm reviewing that bill," said Scott following a press conference Tuesday.

In addition to vetoing or signing the bill, Scott can also just let the bill become law without his signature.

The bill makes texting while driving a secondary offense. That means police must first stop drivers for another offense. It also allows law enforcement to use drivers' cell phone records against them only when texting results in the death or personal injury of another. The bill's Senate Sponsor Nancy Detert of Venice has been trying for the past five years to get a texting-while-driving ban in Florida. Most states in the U.S. have some kind of ban.

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