Florida could soon join 39 other states that have banned texting while driving.
A bill filed last week by state Rep. Doug Holder, R-Sarasota, would make texting while driving a secondary offense under which a driver can receive a citation, but only after he or she is pulled over for a primary offense such as speeding or reckless driving, TBO.com reports.
The bill doesn't prohibit all use of handheld devices while driving, as some state laws do, and cell phone calls would still be permitted.
"If you are texting while driving, you are 23 times more likely to have an accident," Holder told TBO. "I think the timing is right. I think we are going to get something passed."
Are you in favor of such a law in Florida? Do you think it goes too far, or not far enough? Should cell phone calls or other forms of distracted driving also be banned? Post a comment below.