Laws against texting and driving could become more strict

A bill filed by Senator Keith Perry could make laws against texting and driving more strict.

Currently texting and driving is a secondary offense, this bill would allow law enforcement officers to stop drivers for texting violations without having to stop them for other traffic violations first.

“Then they'll be pulling over almost everybody,” Florida driver Renee Mackritis said.

She's all for the bill but in the meantime, wants drivers to be careful.

"You can change their life, you can change your life. it's just not worth it,” she said.

The bill still has to go through two more committees before it reaches senate floor, if it passes it will go into effect October 1st.