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Updated: 06/29/2013 08:00:47AM

Finally! Texting while driving will be illegal

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Bartow Police Chief Joseph Hall

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After much debate, the State of Florida has decided to take action against texting while driving. Other states have already enacted such laws, but Florida held out. However, as of Oct. 1, it will be illegal to text and drive here as well.

Even though the Florida legislature passed this law, they did not go all the way with it. It is only a secondary offense and you can still text while stopped. It has infiltrated the news for the last couple of years … fatalities occurring on our roadways as a result of distracted drivers, most because of texting. It should come as no surprise that this law was enacted.

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