Florida may be great, but there's one thing that’s not so good — the number of Floridians who have their driver’s license suspended. It’s currently at about 2 million people ... or one out of every eight drivers. Most of the time, the suspensions have nothing to do with traffic safety.
Also, in Sunrise:
— If you’re still texting behind the wheel, stop. Texting while driving has been illegal since July, but there was a grace period … which is now about to end.
— A Sarasota-based charity raised more than $2.5 million last year to help the families of fallen law enforcement officers but spent almost all of that on fundraising and salaries.
— Democratic House Leader Kionne McGhee is mourning the death of his uncle, who was shot and killed on Christmas Eve as he mowed his lawn in South Florida.
— Florida Politics publisher Peter Schorsch calls in to talk about the list of the 25 most influential politicians in Florida for the 2010s. Some of the people who didn’t make the cut: Andrew Gillum and Jack Latvala (but he did get a mention).
— Today’s Florida Man segment is all about the women, including one from Tallahassee who was jailed in Louisiana after crashing her car into an assisted living facility after breaking-up with her boyfriend.