JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott expected to ink a texting and driving ban into law in Florida, making it the 46th state to outlaw texting while driving…this morning we’re hearing from local drivers, most of whom say they think the law will make the roads safer
"It's gonna save lives, people are going to be paying attention to where they're going," says driver Lonnie.
"Of course I worry about it!" says another driver, Jerry. "I don't only worry about them, I worry about myself too. There could be someone texting and driving who'll run into me."
Lonnie tells WOKV he sees people texting too often on the roads and hopes this ban and the threat of a $30 ticket will be enough to deter drivers from texting at the wheel.
"I've got grandkids and, you know, I worry about that a lot," says Sandra, who was waiting outside the new Krispy Kreme store that opened Tuesday.
Sandra says she’s made sure her grandkids know better than to do it. She thinks it will help deter the issue. Another driver, Eddie says the law is a waste of time.
"Wasting time over there in the capitol building doing bills that ain't gonna matter. You got cops that ain't gonna enforce it and it's only $30," he says. "Everybody's going to pay $30 and keep texting. Who cares, right?"
Another driver, who wished to remain anonymous, told WOKV he worried about even holding his phone while he was driving being a reason to get pulled over.
"What is the proof that I was texting? You know what I'm saying? There's going to be a lot of controversy."
Eddie says he thinks phone companies should use the GPS that comes standard on nearly every smartphone these days to make it so the phone doesn't operate or at least text if moving at a certain speed.