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Texting while Driving bill could become law
TALLAHASSEE -- A Florida legislator is pushing to make the state's new texting and driving law tougher.
The law took effect October 1st, but right now texting while driving is only a secondary offense.
That means police would have to stop you for something else - like speeding - before they could cite you for texting.
But State Senator Maria Sachs, of Delray Beach, filed a bill to make texting while driving a primary offense.
That means simply texting while driving is enough to get you a ticket.
I'm trying not to. I'm trying to be a good citizen."
Reporter: "Do you think if the law was toughened up it would probably keep you from doing it?"
Andrea Carpio, Driver: "Oh yeah, absolutely."
Under the legislation, the penalties for texting while driving would stay the same.
30 dollars for the first violation, and more if you keep getting cited.
A final decision on the bill will be made during Florida's next legislative session, which begins in March next year.