Letters to the Editor

Texting fines

Bravo to State Sen. Maria Sachs and State Rep. Richard Stark for sponsoring bills that will allow law enforcement officers to issue tickets to those they see texting while driving.

Thirty-nine other states already treat texting while driving as a primary traffic offense. Of any bill that will be introduced in the Florida legislative session, this one deserves prompt, overwhelming, bi-partisan support. Studies have shown that even those who text while driving know that they are doing something wrong.

Jim Smith, chairman, SAFE, Delray Beach