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PIFF: Texting and driving is not worth the danger it poses
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., (Jan. 23, 2018) – The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) today applauded the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development for passing Senate Bill 90, relating to the use of wireless communications devices while driving, filed by Senator Keith Perry (R-Gainesville).
Samantha Sexton, Vice President of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs for PIFF, shared the following remarks:
“PIFF members commend the Florida Senate for aggressively working to reduce the number of distracted drivers on Florida roads. Texting and driving is a dangerous practice that puts everyone on our roads at risk.
“Texting and driving is not worth the danger it poses, and we hope Florida drivers will respond well to this new policy – as they did in 2009 with the seatbelt law – when law enforcement gains the ability to issue a citation for this practice as a primary offense.”
PIFF is a member of the FL DNT TXT N DRV Coalition.