House Bans Texting While Driving

by Kelly Mills on March 24, 2010 at 7:02 am

Wednesday the Ohio House of Representatives has passed a bill to ban texting statewide while driving.

House Bill 415 passed by a vote of 85 to 12.

It gives law enforcement a method to determine and identify illegal activity by establishing a clear definition of texting. There will be a six-month grace period for drivers to learn about the law. After that drivers could face fines of up to $150.

The law allows drivers to text message if their vehicle is at a standstill and pulled off the road.

The bill now heads to the Ohio Senate.