texting and driving

Bicycle advocates, survivor speaks for advancement of distracted driving bill

BY: - May 26, 2020

A bill to enhance consequences for distracted driving is moving along in a House committee, this time with an amendment exempting medical devices. The bill’s main onus is to increase penalties for texting and driving in the state, and harmonize all municipal ordinances and individual rules about distracted driving into one main state law. In […]

Distracted Driving the focus for highway patrol as holiday travel increases

BY: - December 26, 2019

Ohio’s governor says he is directing the highway patrol to focus on distracted drivers this holiday season. Gov. Mike DeWine cited highway patrol numbers that showed an increase in traffic fatalities in five of the last six years. Distracted driving, he said in a release, is a “major contributing factor” in those fatalities. “As we […]