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Statement on the Urgent Need to Upgrade Ohio’s Distracted Driving Law

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Distracted driving is a destructive and deadly danger on our roadways.  With the evolution of smartphones and the expansion of digital communication platforms in the form of apps, cameras, social media, gaming and more, Ohio’s law needs to be updated to restrict device use and curb distraction behind the wheel.  House Bill (H.B.) 283 would accomplish this goal, and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) urges the state legislature to take swift action to advance it.

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Letter in Support of House Bill (HB) 565 to Strengthen Louisiana’s Distracted Driving Law

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This legislation will improve safety on Louisiana roads by broadening the current prohibition on drivers from using wireless communication devices to include distracting viewing of non-navigational content and manual use. Considering the prevalence of distracted driving crashes, this legislation is critical, responsive and timely.

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Statement on Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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April Fools’ Day marks the start of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, but distracted driving is no joke.  It remains a leading contributor to motor vehicle crashes, deaths and injuries.  Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) calls for decisive action on a comprehensive strategy to curb distraction behind the wheel.

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Letter in Support of House Bill (HB) 74 to Upgrade Ohio’s Distracted Driving Law

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This legislation will improve safety on Ohio roads by upgrading the state’s distracted driving law to primary enforcement, curbing distracting viewing behind the wheel, and adding a ban on handheld mobile device use. Current state law is secondary enforcement which significantly hinders police efforts as they are required to first observe an additional violation before stopping the driver for texting while driving. Considering the prevalence of distracted driving crashes, this legislation is critical and timely.

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