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There’s a bipartisan effort underway relating to driving legislation. They include enhancing texting while driving penalties and making sure Florida public school students stay on campus for lunch.

Rep. Irving "Irv" Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, debates on the House floor April 2, 2015.
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According to the Washington, D.C.-based Transportation Research Board, 100 children are killed each year walking to and from school, and about 25,000 are injured.

"That’s a lot of kids. You know one of my jobs as a lawmaker is to protect those who can’t protect themselves, like our children, and that’s what this bill does,” said Boca Raton Democratic Representative Irv Slosberg.

A program designed to help save lives after car crashes cleared the Florida House of Representatives this week. The bill’s sponsor is also touting the so-called yellow dot program as a way for county governments to bring in more revenue.

It sounds so simple. Drivers would put a circular, yellow decal on their cars’ back windshield. But it could have two big effects, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Irv Slosberg (D-Delray Beach) said.

“What this is going to do is bring dollars to the counties and it’s gonna save lives,” he said on the House floor on Wednesday.

Texting-While-Driving Ban Headed For Fla. House Vote

Apr 3, 2013
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A bill that would ban texting while driving is heading to the House floor after passing its final committee on Wednesday. The bill and its Senate companion have bipartisan sponsorship.

Ninety-five percent of Floridians support the ban on texting while driving. That’s according to a poll from the University of Florida.