Proposed bill could ban texting while driving in Florida

A new bill proposed in the Florida House of Representatives would prohibit using a phone while driving.

On Dec. 17, Florida State Rep. Jackie Toledo proposed the bill that would make texting and driving a primary offense, allowing police to pull over a driver if they see him or her on the phone, Toledo said. The bill would prohibit the use of phones while driving, with some exceptions.

“In order to save lives and change behavior, you have to have strict laws,” Toledo said.