Stories tagged with: Ohio Texting Ban

February 27, 2013 - 4:12pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

AT&T, AAA and the Ohio State Highway Patrol demonstrated during a school assembly that text messages should wait until after driving.

The assembly for 10th, 11th and 12th graders featured presentations and the screening of a ten-minute documentary called "The Last Text" . It shares real stories about lives altered or ended by the decision to text and drive. Then, students participated in a distracted driving simulator, providing actual in-vehicle experience of the dangers...

February 27, 2013 - 3:59pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

Ohio's new texting and driving ban will start to be enforced this Friday, meaning officers will start writing tickets for offenders.

Ohio is the 39th state to ban texting while driving and the first state with a full hand-held electronic communications device ban for minors. For adult drivers the law says it is illegal to text while driving, but they have to commit another violation before they can be ticketed for texting. The penalty is a misdemeanor and carries a fine up to 150...

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