CONGRESSMAN

TED DEUTCH

Serving Florida's 21st District

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PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Deutch Introduces Legislation Promoting Tougher Laws on Texting While Driving

Washington, DC | May 1, 2015

Today, U.S. Ted Deutch (FL-21) joined Reps. Eliot Engel (NY-16) and Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) to introduce the Distracted Driving Prevention Act of 2015. This legislation creates new incentives for states to enact tougher, more enforceable, and more effective laws against texting-while-driving and related distracted driving behaviors. The introduction of the Distracted Driving Prevention Act comes on the heels of a debate in the Florida legislature over whether to pass new legislation to reclassify the state’s ban on texting-while-driving as a primary offense. Currently, Florida is one of just a handful of states that still classifies distracted driving as a secondary offense, meaning that dri...

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Voting Record

Date Bill Vote
5/1 H.R. 2028 Nay
5/1 H.R. 2028 Aye
4/30 H.J.Res. 43 Nay
4/30 H.R. 2029 Nay
4/30 H.R. 2029 Aye
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