Texting while driving may soon be outlawed in Ohio according to 13 ABC's website. Already, 16 other states have outlawed this habit after fatal crashes occurred due to texting while driving. When Nationwide did a study recently, they found that out of 1,500 18% of them text while driving and that number jumps to 39% for drivers under 30.
In order to understand the effects of texting while driving, Beverly Ricciardo, a Toledo driving instructor set up a safe course to test how a person's driving skills are effected if the text. In this scenario even a person who texts hundreds of times a day became distracted and had a difficult time holding onto the wheel while texting and driving. This is found to be a very dangerous habit.
Right now there are a few bills going through the Ohio legislature working to put some sort of a ban on texting while driving. Some of these bill are geared towards teen drivers, while others include all drivers.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident, call 800.637.8170 to speak with an Ohio car accident attorney. You can also order a free copy of The Ohio Accident Book to learn your rights.