Text Kills® has just received word that Florida Governor Rick Scott will indeed sign SB 52, the state’s anti-texting and driving bill, on 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Alonzo and Tracy Mourning High School in Miami, although the state law won’t take effect until October 1. We are overjoyed that Florida is following the majority of states that have already enacted anti-texting and driving legislation in effective measures to help lower the number of injuries and fatalities resulting from the practice.
It was unclear to us whether the governor would actually sign the bill. If you recall, our Founder Wayne Irving II (a Florida native) wrote a publicized open letter to Governor Scott urging him to sign it. We’re not sure if this letter reached the Governor or had any impact on his decision, but we are glad that he made the right choice.
We hope that other states that have yet to enact legislation for texting and driving will follow suit and help us in our fight to put an end to the deadly practice of texting while driving.
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