FL legislature approves bill to make texting while driving a primary offense

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(WCJB)-- Legislation making texting a primary offense could be phased in by the end of the year.

If you are caught entering data on a cell phone while you are driving you can be stopped for no other reason and fined thirty dollars for a first offense the House co-sponsor believes it will save lives.

Rep. Emily Slosberg said, "Once a driver understands they can be pulled over and violated, for having a phone in their hands when they are driving, they're going to put it down. They're going to comply with the law. It was the same thing with seatbelts going from secondary to primary."

Slosberg survived a crash as a teenager that killed her twin sister. She says her efforts are a desire to make her sister's death mean something.

The bill now goes to the Governor's office.