Texting While Driving (Watch)

Texting While Driving (Watch)

SB 90 (Perry) and HB 121 (Slosberg) allows law enforcement officers to issue texting-while-driving citations as a primary action. SB 90 was amended to require police officers to inform drivers stopped for texting that they can decline searches of their devices. Under current law, these citations are authorized only as a secondary action when the driver is detained for a suspected violation of another incident. HB 121 also requires law enforcement agencies to adopt policies to prohibit racial profiling in the enforcement of the texting-while-driving prohibition. (Branch)