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Gov. Scott: Time to fully ban texting while driving

Gov. Rick Scott supports a full ban on texting while driving.
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Gov. Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott says he supports having the state fully ban texting while driving, but 10Investigates has found that implementing such has been easier said than done.

The state has some of the nation's deadliest roads, but it is one of the last states to not fully ban texting while driving. The Legislature is currently considering a bill to allow police to ticket someone for texting while driving.

Scott said Thursday there are too many accidents in the state where drivers are distracted.

Currently, Florida law says texting by noncommercial drivers is a secondary offense. That means officers must see another violation like speeding or an illegal lane change before they cite a driver for texting.

Forty-three states fully ban texting and driving.

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