A state senate committee in Tallahassee has approved a bill to crack down on people who text while they drive.
The sponsor of the measure, Senator Keith Perry of Gainesville, is not a fan of government regulation.
But he says this is different.
"I'm a guy who looks at government as overbearing and over-regulated, but this is a public safety issue," he said. "It's a monumental task, but we're gonna work on it. I believe we can get something done."
Under current Florida law, texting while driving is classified as secondary enforcement, which means you can't get a ticket unless you're pulled over for a separate violation.
Perry's bill says police don't need that pretext to stop you and issue a citation.