Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage

 


Visit the Lobby Tools Website

 


Visit Legislative IQ Website

 


Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

RSS Capitol News LIVE

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Theodore Roosevelt
    "I am a part of everything that I have read."
  • Jack Kerouac
    "If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime."
  • Paul Tournier
    "Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can."
  • John Irving
    "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."

Families of children killed by texting drivers call for action

April 6th, 2017 by Mike Vasilinda

A half dozen families who lost someone to a tragic traffic week were in the state Capitol today, pushing for tougher texting legislation. The bill has been stymied by legislative leaders. Gwendolyn Reese lost her niece, Devon in 2015. She came from St. Petersburg to work in Devon’s memory.

“Someone described driving while texting or distracted by using your phone like having two to three drinks of alcohol. You can’t drive under the influence. You can’t drive while drinking, so why should you be able to drive while texting when the degree of distraction i is equal” said Reese.

Reese says she doesn’t know for sure if tougher texting penalties would have saved her niece, but says they would have improved her chances.

Posted in State News | No Comments »

Comments are closed.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com