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Texting While Driving Ban May be Coming Soon to Ohio

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Texting while under the influence of driving has been illegal within the City of Columbus (and a few other suburban cities) for over a year now, but soon there could be a statewide ban intended to crack down on this deadly activity.

“Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving because it takes the driver’s hands off the wheel and eyes off the road,” said Columbus City Councilmember Michelle Mills, who chairs the Public Safety Committee. “That is why I joined AAA, local law enforcement officers and other transportation advocates at a Statehouse rally yesterday urging the State Senate to pass this texting while driving ban.”

If passed, Ohio House Bill 99 would make the act of texting while driving a primary traffic offense with a fine of up to $150. 34 other states already have similar legislation.

More ongoing discussion about the Columbus ban on texting while driving can be found HERE.

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