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New Texting and Driving Law

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law that will allow law enforcement officers to pull over drivers who are texting and driving. Florida is among the last few states to implement such a law, and it’s been years in the making. The new law not only elevates texting and driving to a primary offense, but also makes it illegal for drivers to hold a cellphone in either a school zone or a marked construction zone. Though the new law allows police officers to proactively make the roads safer, the fines for texting and driving stay the same. A first offense will have a $30 fine and a second offense will have a $60 fine.