TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Texting while driving would become a primary traffic offense along with talking on a handheld cellphone in school and construction zones if the governor signs the bill into law.
The Florida House vote was 108-7 Monday for the bill, which now goes to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his signature.
The Senate's 33-5 vote Thursday made changed to a House bill passed two days earlier.
The Senate added the language on school and construction zones. Drivers would have to use hands-free devices if they wanted to talk on their phones in those areas.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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