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

150 150 Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

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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