A South Florida lawmaker is on a personal crusade to reduce distracted driving.
State Rep. Emily Slosberg is pushing cities and all 67 counties in Florida to pass a resolution urging lawmakers to make texting while driving a primary offense.
According to state data, there were almost 50,000 crashes involving distracted driving in Florida last year. That’s more than five crashes every hour.
At a recent Boca Raton City Council meeting, Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, said she tried to get a similar law passed during the last legislative session but was unsuccessful.