Technology trumps policy again. With the rapid escalation of people using cell phones, the law has failed to keep up with the fast pace of technology. It took several years for the Florida legislature to pass the first law against texting while driving. This past session, I filed a bill to move texting while driving from a secondary to a primary offense. Recent data shows about 1,800 citations for texting while driving will be given out in a year. In comparison, over 21,000 citations were given for illegal backing. We need to make this law enforceable. It will save lives.

Senator Sachs was joined by Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation,  Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and other law enforcement officials to advocate for a stronger texting while driving law in Florida.

Senator Sachs was joined by Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and other law enforcement officials to advocate for a stronger texting while driving law in Florida.