The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF), a member of the FL DNT TXTNDRV COALITION, commended Florida lawmakers this week for supporting House Bill 107, Texting While Driving, which would make texting while driving a primary offense in Florida. The bill, sponsored in the House by Representative Jackie Toledo (R-Tampa) and Representative Emily Slosberg (D-Boca Raton), passed from the House State Affairs Committee Thursday and now heads to the House floor.
“If you look away from the road for just five seconds while driving at 40 MPH, your vehicle has traveled more than 290 feet,” said Michael Carlson, president of PIFF. “A lot could happen in that distance, and you may not be able to stop safely. More drivers focused on driving means lives saved. We’re happy to see major progress toward making safe driving practices the norm, and we’re grateful for the leadership of Representatives Toledo and Slosberg as well as the FL DNT TXTNDRV COALITION for helping to keep this in the forefront.”
The Global Dispatch, April 5th, 2019