PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science

Texting And Driving Law Signed In Florida

A man uses his phone as he drives through traffic in Dallas in February 2013. (LM Otero/AP)

A man uses his phone as he drives through traffic in Dallas in February 2013. (LM Otero/AP)

A new law in Florida bans texting while driving, but allows drivers to text while stuck in traffic or at a red light.

It also makes texting and driving a secondary offense, meaning someone would have to be pulled over for another offense, such as speeding, and then cited for texting.

Florida was one of the country’s last holdouts — 45 other states have some kind of texting ban in place.

Guest:


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

August 26 12 Comments

A Recipe For Longevity? Beans, Friends, Purpose And Movement

For nearly a decade, Dan Buettner has researched the places people live longest, healthiest and happiest.

August 25 Comment

Recipes To Celebrate National Sandwich Month

From an end-of-summer tomato tartine to an Italian grilled vegetable sandwich, our resident chef shares her favorites.

August 25 3 Comments

Jimmy Carter’s Fight To Eradicate The Guinea Worm

The former president and founder of The Carter Center said he wants the last guinea worm to die before he does.

August 24 7 Comments

An American Music Playlist From The Strokes’ Guitarist

Albert Hammond, Jr., who was born in L.A. to two immigrants, answers the question, "What does American Music mean to you?"