Florida Legislature bans texting while driving; bill headed to the governor

A bill that allows police to stop drivers just for texting is headed to the governor after several years of hitting roadblocks in the Florida Legislature.

The House voted 108-7 Monday to make texting while driving a primary offense.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has indicated he will sign the bill (HB 107), which would bring Florida in line with most other states.

Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, fought for several years for a tougher law, but her bills kept stalling because of privacy and racial-profiling concerns.