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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car on April 30, 2016 in New York City. As accidents involving drivers using phones or other personal devices mount across the country, New York lawmakers have proposed a new test called the Textalyzer to help curb mobile phone usage behind the wheel. Similar to a Breathalyzer test, the Textalyzer would allow police to request phones from drivers involved in accidents and then determine if the phone had been used while the drivers operated their vehicles. The controversial bill is currently in the early committee stage. According to statistics, In 2014 431,000 people were injured and 3,179 were killed in car accidents involving distracted drivers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

We can never get enough reminders not to text and drive. Right?! Getting pulled over for it would be a good reminder.

Well a new bill was introduced on Wednesday that would make texting and driving a primary offense in Florida. House Speaker Richard Corcoran said, “Texting and driving presents a real, life-threatening danger to Floridians both on and off the road.”

It’s crazy that drivers in Florida, Nebraska, Ohio, and South Dakota can legally text and drive without being pulled over and ticketed. In Florida texting while driving is a secondary offense. In other words, law enforcement needs another reason to pull you over like speeding or a broken taillight in order to cite drivers for texting.

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