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Florida Governor Scott Signs ASSE-Backed Texting Ban Into Law

05/31/2013

On May 28, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill to ban texting while driving actively supported supported by ASSE and its members in Florida.  ASSE joined in a state-wide, bipartisan effort to pass the bill that was led by the FL DNT TXT+DRIVE COALITION, as the press release announcing Governor Scott's action indicates.  The new law now bans anyone from typing on a device while operating a moving vehicle, though texting while stopped at a red light would still be considered acceptable.  The first offense is a $30 fine and any additional tickets within 5 years is a $60 fine with 3 points taken off the offender’s driver’s license.

 

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