Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Bogdanoff blocks texting bill
It turns out that the big roadblock to a Florida ban on texting by drivers is state Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale. She contends on the one hand that texting is already covered by present law, and on the other that she would have given a hearing in her committee to a broader bill addressing more kinds of distracted driving. It makes me feel darned helpless and angry to find this out so late in the session. See today's Miami Herald, page 5B, for the rest of the story.