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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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.

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