State Lawmakers Promoting Ban on Cell Phone Use Among Teenage Drivers
Published November 20th, 2013
GAINESVILLE- One month after a texting and driving ban went into effect in the state and Florida law makers are already promoting their next bill aimed at keeping motorists safe.
State Representative Irv Slosberg sponsored House Bill 5, which if passed would create the Minor Traffic Safety Act.
The proposed bill wouild ban teenagers from using their cell phones behind the wheel.
Some aren't too keen on the ban which would make cell phone use among teen drivers a primary offense, meaning law enforcement don't need a separate reason to pull you over.
Gainesville Resident, Micah Sellers says the ban may be too much too soon,"all things considered it's not that important but it should be considered an individual's choice you have to look at it like where is the buck gonna stop. Are not gonna be able to eat in your car at the stop light now? I mean come on."
The bill is already filed in Tallahassee and will be taken up at the next legislative session which starts next March.
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