Lawmakers Approve Bill Prohibiting Ohioans From Using Phones While Driving
The bill implements a 'single swipe' policy
On Dec. 15, 2022, lawmakers signed a bill that would prohibit Ohioans from using phones or other electronic communication devices while driving.
The bill makes texting and driving a primary offense, implements a "single swipe" policy and prohibits drivers from holding and looking at an "electronic wireless communications device," with certain exceptions.
“Today, we made history in the Ohio legislature by passing effective legislation that is going to save lives," said State Rep. Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison), the bill's co-sponsor, calling it a victory for Ohio. "I want to thank our colleagues in both chambers for moving this legislation and prioritizing safety."
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