These smartphone Apps can help combat distracted driving.
You've been warned. Now, it's the real deal.
“Enforcement time” has come for motorists caught texting and driving by Florida Highway Patrol troopers.
You better keep your hands off that cellphone if you are driving near a school in Florida.
A Florida lawmaker wants to prohibit Florida drivers from holding their phones while behind the wheel.
A local FHP trooper educated drivers about the new texting and driving law that went into effect Monday.
Texting and driving will become a primary offense in Florida starting Monday.
News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers questions about the rules of the road.
Winter Park police posted a fun video reminding drivers to not look at the phone while driving.
Smartphone Apps to help combat distracted driving
Florida could outlaw drivers from putting on makeup, using smartphones, reading or other activities that distract them on the road.
Gov. Ron DeSantis will sign a bill this morning making texting and driving a primary offense in the state of Florida.
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Twelve days ago, the Florida House approved an amended bill from their counterparts in the Senate to make texting and driving a primary offense, toughening the current se...
Will Florida's governor sign the new texting and driving bill into law?
The message: Stop texting and driving. Put down the phone. Concentrate on the road.
A driver can only get a ticket for texting and driving if a police officer witnesses that same driver breaking another law.
News 6's efforts to drive change in Florida by pushing for stricter texting and driving laws still needs to pass a major hurdle.
News 6's efforts to drive change are coming to a major vote this week that would make the state's texting and driving law stricter.
The Florida Senate has passed an amended House Bill 107, aimed at fighting distracted driving.
After the expected vote by the state Senate to give a thumbs up or thumbs down on a stricter texting and driving law was postponed Wednesday Florida will have to wait ano...
News 6's push to drive change continues as two important bills to end distracted driving take their next steps in the capital.
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It's the farthest a distracted driving bill has gone in Tallahassee.
The state House version of a new distracted driving bill had its first committee meeting Tuesday.
A state Senate committee has just approved the Senate’s version of a new distracted driving bill.
News 6 anchor Matt Austin sat down with Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings to discuss the country's record for distracted-driving.
News 6 analyzed four years of distracted driving-related crashes to find out how bad texting and driving is in Orange County.
Teen drivers face risk factors that can put them at risk of crashing while driving.
State Rep. Emily Slosberg (D-Boca Raton) has sent a letter to Secretary of State Ken Detzner asking for a special legislative session to vote on a new statewide-distracte...
Officials say a 23-year-old man was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a Polk County teen with a fractured skull.
One in four: That’s the latest estimate from the National Safety Council of just how many crashes are caused by someone texting while driving.
Students at North Marion High School got a sobering reminder Monday about the dangers of drunken and distracted driving.
As a Senate committee plans to meet in Tallahassee Tuesday, lawmakers will not hear anything about a Senate bill to make texting and driving a primary offense.
By a unanimous vote, the House Government Accountability Committee gave an enthusiastic thumb’s up to House Bill 33 – Texting while Driving, sending a strong message to d...
Lawmakers in Tallahassee cast their vote to approve House Bill 33 Thursday. The bill is aimed at make texting and driving a primary offense in Florida. The bill passed tw...
More than a year after being injured in a crash involving a distracted driver, News 6 anchor Matt Austin will testify in Tallahassee.
The possibility of Florida lawmakers passing a stronger texting and driving law moved one step closer to reality Tuesday morning when a Senate bill successfully passed th...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he supports having the state fully ban texting while driving.
Legislation aimed at making distracted driving a primary offense in Florida cruised through its second subcommittee meeting Wednesday in Tallahassee.
A committee of Florida lawmakers unanimously voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it illegal to text while driving in the Sunshine State.
Florida lawmakers introduced a new bill Wednesday that would make texting and driving a primary offense.
“There’s nothing that I can do to go back and get my sister to come back,” Emily Slosberg recently told News 6.
The Kissimmee Police Department was honored by the city's Parks and Recreation Department during Tuesday night's City Commission meeting.
Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, research shows.
The Texas House is once again pushing for a statewide ban on texting while driving after efforts in previous years either fizzled out or were vetoed.
News 6 launched the Driving Change campaign to highlight the issues in Florida's texting and driving laws.
Three students were taken to the hospital Friday after a crash involving an Orange County school bus and a vehicle, officials said.