FLORIDA - Pressure is mounting Wednesday to ban texting while driving in Florida.
Many cellphone users become distracted with conversation and are glued to their text messages.
Shirley Lynch was not one of
"It's not worth your life to talk on your cellphone," said Lynch.
The federal government and states like Florida have yet to implement a recommendation made six months
WFTV asked the NTSB if the government would consider holding back federal transportation dollars if states like Florida didn't implement the recommendation.
The NTSB said there are no discussions about taking that kind of action yet, but the government has in the past.
"Things like the .08 blood-alcohol level for drunk driving, that was tied to federal funds, so it has been done," Hersman said.
Last week, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood called on Florida to change its laws, and for automakers to change vehicles to cut down on distracted driving.
He also urged