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Senator pursues end to texting while driving

October 2, 2009

AltmanThe Miami Herald reports that Sen. Thad Altman recently introduced legislation which “would prohibit the reading, typing and sending of an electronic message while behind the wheel. If passed, Florida would join 18 other states that ban texting while driving.” In July, similar legislation was introduced in the State House.

“Altman’s announcement cited a U.S. Department of Transportation report that 6,000 deaths last year resulted from drivers using mobile devices. The percentage of car crashes and injuries caused by distracted drivers is increasing each year.”

Sen. Alt SEZ: No TXT N CAR, PLS [Miami Herald]

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