South Florida law firm Hochman & Goldin, P.A. recently provided an update on how SB 144 is doing in making its way towards becoming law. Senate Bill 144 (SB 144) is targeted at the ongoing issue of texting while driving.
Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/17/2017 -- SB 144 successfully passed through a transportation sub-committee, clearing one of its first major hurdles. The bill was formerly meant for any driver age eighteen or under, making texting while driving a primary violation. However, the bill was quickly amended to target all drivers regardless of their age, not just teenagers.
Additional sub-committees will need to take a look at SB 144 before it becomes law. The bill is also being joined by SB 1742 which also targets texting while driving. With this bill, drivers caught engaging in texting in a school zone or crossing risk committing a primary offense. This change specifically gets rid of the requirement where law enforcement officers must witness the driver committing another traffic violation before they can be pulled over.
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Scott Hochman and Sunny Goldin, both alumni from University of Miami School of Law, have each been practicing law in Florida for over 20 years. The Miami traffic attorney has handled more than 180,000 traffic citations in the courts of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and also represent clients in misdemeanor criminal cases. They are also experienced Miami expungement attorneys and are ready to assist clients. Call 305-515-5045 for more information or to speak with a Miami traffic lawyer.