BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Representative Irv Slosberg is continuing his fight to ban texting and driving amongst minors.
Slosberg is pitching the Minor Traffic Safety Act.
He's suggesting minors be prohibited from texting while driving, as well as talking on the phone while driving unless they use a hands-free device.
He's suggesting the same thing for school bus drivers.
The bill would also restrict the number of passengers minors can have in the car while they're driving.
Slosberg also wants any vehicle a minor is driving to contain a special sticker denoting their age, similar to a disability decal.
"We know kids, they think they're invincible, unfortunately they're not, and 87 percent of serious injuries are due to driver distraction," said Rep. Slosberg.
Critics claim a sticker pointing out a minor could attract trouble, but Slosberg disagrees.
"You could say the same thing about senior citizens or disabled people. They have handicapped stickers on their car. Law enforcement has to have some kind of way to identify who is a minor," he said.
Drivers questioned Tuesday morning agreed with the bill.
"Absolutely, it's very distracting, especially out on I-95, a small distraction can result in a lot of trouble real quick," said driver Mark Luttier.
Slosberg is expected to talk about his bill Tuesday morning at Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton.
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