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Gov. Rick Scott signs texting ban

Gov. Rick Scott just made Florida the 41st state to ban texting while driving by signing SB 52.

The effort to get a ban passed in Florida has been pushed in large part by state Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice. In a profile by Times/Herald staff writer Rochelle Koff, Detert said the push was "like climbing up a mountain."

Scott signed the legislation during a ceremony at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School in Miami.

We'll have full coverage later today. Until then, take our online poll on texting while driving.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2:35pm]


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