Texting while driving ban in Florida could be dead

Texting while driving ban in Florida could be dead

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A statewide ban on texting while driving could be dead after Florida House members amended the bill with only three days left in the legislative session.

The House amended the bill (SB 52) on Tuesday. The measure still needs to be voted on.

Even if it passes, it has to return to the Senate for that chamber to approve the new change. The legislative session ends Friday.

The change allows police to use drivers' mobile phone records against them only when texting causes a crash resulting in death or personal injury.

Sen. Nancy Detert has pushed for the bill for years. The Venice Republican says the House should have passed the bill as it was.

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