Texting While Driving (Watch)

Texting While Driving (Watch)

CS/SB 90 (Perry) and HB 33 (Toledo) allow law enforcement officers to issue texting-while-driving citations as a primary action. CS/SB 90 was amended to require police officers to inform drivers stopped for texting that they can decline searches of their devices. Under current law, these citations are authorized only as a secondary action when the driver is detained for a suspected violation of another incident. (Branch)