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Ohio Forms Distracted Driving Council

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently announced the formation of the Distracted Driving Advisory Council whose mission is to change the distracted driving culture across the state and help reduce crashes.

Distracted Driving Crashes Spike on Highways

Distracted driving-related collisions are up to 49% more severe when they occur on a highway system, indicating that modifying roadway design could improve safety in distracted driving crashes.

Ohio Broadens Distracted Driving Definition

A distracted driving law that went into effect in Ohio at the end of October adds an extra $100 penalty to a traffic violation if the driver is also found to be inattentive behind the wheel.

Ohio Toughens Distracted Driving Penalties

Legislation signed by Gov. John Kasich on July 30 broadens Ohio's current texting-while-driving ban to include several forms of distracted driving and could cost offenders an additional $100 penalty.

Are Distracted Driving Laws Working?

A TV news team explores whether state legislation has helped curb distracted driving in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Video courtesy of WSAZ News Channel 3.