COLUMBUS, Ohio — According to the National Safety Council, 1 in 4 car crashes are due to mobile phone usage while driving, while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 4.2% of drivers are distracted at any given time between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Add to that, studies show that 41% of car trips between those hours in 2019 involved significant cell phone distractions. The Hands-Free Ohio bill, which revises Ohio’s law relative to distracted driving, will soon be introduced in the Ohio House.
On this Our Ohio Weekly, learn more about the issue and what lawmakers are hoping to do about it.
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— Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
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