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Distracted Driving

Statement on Signing of Distracted Driving Upgrade Into Law in OH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 3, 2023 CONTACT: Allison Kennedy / akennedy@saferoads.org / 360-281-7033 (C) Statement of Tara Gill, Sr. Director Advocacy and State Legislation, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), on Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) Signing Distracted Driving Upgrade Into…

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Statement on Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) calls on state legislatures and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to confront distracted driving head-on and eradicate a leading contributor to crash deaths on our nation’s roads.  In 2020, motor vehicle crash fatalities skyrocketed including 3,142 people killed in crashes involving distraction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

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Advocates & Kids and Car Safety Urge Missouri Lawmakers to Pass Legislation Upgrading the State’s Distracted Driving Law

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Missouri is one of only two states that has yet to enact a ban on texting for all drivers. The state also has not taken action to further restrict mobile device use by novice, inexperienced young drivers. More can and should be done to reduce the prevalence of visual, manual and cognitive driver distraction caused by device use.

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Advocates Urges the Louisiana House of Representatives to Upgrade the State’s Distracted Driving Law

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While Louisiana has taken steps to deter this deadly conduct by enacting a prohibition on texting behind the wheel and on the use of devices by novice, young drivers, more can and should be done to reduce the prevalence of visual, manual and cognitive driver distraction caused by device use.

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