Could ’13 be the year for a texting ban in Fla?by John Kennedy | January 1st, 2013
More than a decade since Florida lawmakers first called for limits on motorist cellphone use, advocates say a ban on texting behind the wheel may soon win approval.
Despite dozens of bills since 2002, no restriction on motorist cellphone use or texting ever has cleared the Florida Legislature, but 2013 could be different.
House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, blocked attempts in 2012 to have a texting ban heard, after the measure was OK’d by the state Senate. But Cannon left the House in November due to term limits. Supporters say his departure may help clear the way for Florida to become the nation’s 40th state to prohibit all drivers from texting.
“The public has been screaming for it,” said Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton.
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