Collier Sheriff to push for texting while driving ban
NAPLES, Fla.---Tomorrow Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk is set to announce a community-based campaign to make texting while driving illegal.
Rambosk will make an official announcement at a press conference at 11am Wednesday at 515 3rd St. in Naples.
For the last four years, Florida lawmakers have taken up the issue of proposed banning texting while driving, but the bills always fail.
Last week, Sen. Nancy Deter, R-Venice, proposed measure (SB 52), which calls for texting while driving to be a "secondary offense."
That means officers could only issue a ticket to people caught texting while driving if they were pulled over for another offense, such as speeding.
FOX 4's Andre Senior is looking into this and will have a full report tonight on FOX 4 News at 10.