ASSE Florida Members Back Legislative Effort to Ban Texting
Inspired by fellow ASSE members’ effort to ban texting in Arizona, Florida’s ASSE members have joined in an effort to pass legislation that would ban texting in their state. Letters to Senator Detert (R-Venice) and Representative Holder (R-Sarasota) back their legislation, SB 52/HB 13, which is seen as having a good chance of passing into law this year. ASSE also has joined the FL DNT TXT+DRIVE Coalition in support of the effort. HB 13 won the support of the House Economic Affairs Committee on April 3. ASSE’s policy calls for much more comprehensive approaches to combat distracted driving. In states like Arizona and Florida where no distracted driving laws exist, though, banning texting is a first realistic step towards a more comprehensive goal.