Florida House approves anti-texting while driving bill

A bill allowing Florida drivers to be pulled over for texting while driving emerged from its final committee after the House State Affairs Committee approved the measure.

Currently, texting while driving is only a secondary offense, meaning drivers can only be cited for the violation if pulled over for some other reason. The new legislation (HB 107) would make texting behind the wheel a primary offense.

A similar bill died in the Senate last year after earning overwhelming approval in the House.