TAMPA, Fla. — Local leaders, and lawmakers, will meet on Monday afternoon in Tampa to announce new legislation aimed at making roads safer.  

  • New legislation is in response to deadly I-75 crash
  • While stuck in traffic, driver on his phone hit into family SUV
  • 9-year-old Logan Scherer was killed in the crash

The proposed legislation was written in response to a Tampa family's pleas to crackdown on distracted driving.  

The Scherer family started the "Living for Logan" foundation after their son, Logan, was killed in a car crash in 2016.



On September 25, 2016, the Scherer Family was stopped in a traffic jam on Interstate 75 when a distracted driver slammed into the back of their SUV going more than 100 miles per hour.  

Investigators say that driver was so absorbed in his phone that he never looked up and did not even attempt to brake.  

The impact of the crash killed 9-year-old Logan instantly.

The Scherer Family will join Representative Jackie Toledo on Monday, along with Hillsborough County School officials and local law enforcement officials, to introduce a bill that strengthens the policy on distracted driving.