Personal Insurance Federation of Florida Remarks on Texting While Driving Policy
The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) today applauded the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee for passing House Bill 33, Texting While Driving, filed by Representatives Jackie Toledo and Emily Slosberg. The bill amends the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law to make the enforcement of the ban primary.
Samantha Sexton, Vice President of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs for PIFF, shared the following remarks:
“Our members understand that texting while driving is a complicated distraction to reduce, but drivers must change their behavior for the benefit of all.
“PIFF hopes that by making texting while driving a primary offense, drivers will think twice before picking up their phones. Floridians are not only putting themselves at risk, but their passengers and other drivers when they text and drive.
“PIFF represents roughly half of the auto market in Florida, and like the Speaker, sponsors and co-sponsors, we want to see motorists arrive safely at their destinations.”