Stories tagged with: Texting Ban

January 29, 2013 - 6:09pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

The AAA Foundation of Traffic Safety has some concerns with the findings of a recent survey.

They found that although drivers recognize being distracted behind the wheel is dangerous, they still are engaging in risky behaviors while driving.

Public Relations Manager for AAA, Kimberly Schwind said, "people just really know that this is wrong, they know that this is dangerous but they do it anyways. They think, 'oh nothing is going to happen to me if I answer this call or...

April 18, 2012 - 4:16pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

Locally, some drivers are voicing their opinions on the possible texting while driving ban...

If House Bill 99 is passed, law enforcement in the state of Ohio will begin cracking down on drivers who are using their cell phones while operating vehicles. Zanesville resident Jenna Strickler thinks it could be a good idea.

"Everybody texts and drive. I mean, you can't say you don't, everybody does it. And that's probably one of the number one causes of our wrecks that we have...

December 14, 2011 - 8:01pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

Many people are guilty of talking on the phone or texting while driving, and now federal safety investigators are making an effort to ban those distractions.

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all states impose a total ban except for emergencies.  Spokesperson Kimberly Schwind said AAA is aware of the danger involved in operating cell phones behind the wheel, but she said the motor club is focusing attention specifically on texting.

"There's a...

January 27, 2010 - 1:15pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

Most of us have probably been distracted by their cell phone in the car at one point or another.

But are they going to agree if legislators ban texting while driving in Ohio.

"Well actually I'm all for it I think texting and driving is dangerous. Whenever you take your eyes off the road you're definitely leaving room for an accident," Archie Bradshaw a local driver said.

But Bradshaw thinks it'll be hard to enforce but thinks once they lay down some...

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