Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 52 banning texting and driving into law at a Miami high school. The bill prohibits a driver from manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device. This includes text messaging, emailing, and instant messaging through smart phones. FDOT Assistant Secretary Brian Blanchard and FDOT Chief Safety Officer Lora Hollingsworth attended the bill signing.
Ananth Prasad, Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation said, “The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) applauds Governor Scott for signing legislation to ban texting while driving. This action will be an important step to reduce distracted driving on Florida’s roadways.”