New Ban on Texting to Effect Ohio Come September

Cars are meant to convey people from point A to point B. It’s that simple, but there are various hazards that drivers can encounter along the way. Sometimes these hazards come in the form of other drivers that are distracted behind the wheel.

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed key legislation in June banning the use of cell phones while driving. Cell phone use while behind the wheel reduces a driver’s attentiveness to the road. Therefore, this is an all-encompassing ban for younger drivers, and a texting ban for adults.
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Distracted Drivers Beware

Many states are cracking down on distracted drivers, and Ohio is the latest of these. Texting while you’re in the driver’s seat is not only reckless, but it is dangerous to both the driver and those around him. Ohio’s proposed law tackles people that text while driving; it should take effect August 30th.

However, the city of Bowling Green has gone a step further. It has created a ban on driving without placing 100% of your attention on the road. At a glance, this law is a no-brainer. Drivers should be completely focused on the task set ahead of them. The problem lies, however, in the wording. According to, those who oppose the bill say that the wording is too broad, and leaves too much to the imagination.
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