They say the third time’s the charm, but for Florida’s texting ban five seems to be the magic number.
A bill that makes it illegal to text while driving finally made it through the Senate and into Gov. Rick Scott’s hands earlier this week. Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, has tried for five legislative sessions to get the measure approved, according to TBO.com.
If Scott signs the bill, it will become illegal to text behind the wheel. The bill, however, doesn’t apply to texting while stopped at red lights or for those who are parked on roadsides.
The fine for texting behind the wheel will be considered a secondary one and only carries a price tag $30, according to TBO.
So, what do you think, New Port Richey? Do you like the new law? Does it go far enough? Tell us what you think by commenting below!