Texting while driving banned in Florida 2011

This just in by ABC Action news, Those who text while driving in the state of Florida may have some serious motivation to break the habit.

The Senate Transportation Committee approved the no texting and driving bill by a 10-0 Wednesday. The House companion bill, however, has not made it’s way through the committee process yet.

Offenders caught breaking the ban on texting while driving would face six points on their driver’s licenses, court costs and a $30 fine, according to a North Escambia news report .

The law prohibits driving while manually typing or entering any keys on a wireless device as well as reading messages on those devices.

The exceptions to the rule are those who use hands-free devices and emergency responders.

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