Texting ban bogged down

Put it downThe Miami Herald reports today that a bill to ban drivers text-messaging while driving is one of the popular measures that's unlikely to survive the Florida Legislature's frantic last week of the 2010 session.  Please click here to let your own senator know that you support CS/SB448 and don't want it left behind. Tallahassee reporter John Frank writes that the logjam is about big-money bills on tax breaks and job creation. But it's like this every year: our Legislature rolls down to deadline with a ton of unfinished business. It's not like they couldn't have seen the texting bill coming; various senators tried last year and the year before to focus their colleagues' attention on the dangers of distracted driving.

Want to know more? You can read the Senate's staff analysis here.

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  1. My three year old daughter was almost run down by a texting driver last fall. Something changed in me and I built a tool that empowers the user to manage their texts on their terms – whether that at work, watching a movie, – or driving a 5000 pound piece of steel down the highway. Its called OTTER. Let me know what you think. http://www.otterapp.com .

    In response to the epidemic of teen texting and driving, we started our Break the Habit Campaign (http://BTHnow.org ) to raise awareness of this problem thereby educating us all of the dangers. Did you know that 50% of teens interviewed admitted to texting while driving? If 50% admitted to it…how many are actually doing it?

    Seattle, WA

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