Will Race Matter When Cops Ticket For Texting And Driving? We Looked At Seat Belt Citations To See
Black lawmakers fear Florida’s new texting-while-driving law could be just another excuse to stop minority drivers.
Statistics reviewed by the South Florida Sun Sentinel show they have a reason to be worried about the new law that takes effect July 1. In many jurisdictions, black drivers have been disproportionately ticketed for seat belt violations.
Florida lawmakers approved a bill after years of trying that allows police to pull over drivers just for texting.