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Ohio motorists face enhanced penalties for traffic violations while distracted

Violations can include speeding, driving too slowly or running a red light, among others. Certain distractions as defined by the law include texting, … Read More

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FPD to Be Vigilant in School Zones with Schools Back in Session This Week

… school zones across the city, focusing on speeding drivers, improper passing, and enforcing Tennessee's ban on cell phone use in school zones. Read More

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Failure Of Hands-Free Driving Bill Leaves Disappointment, Pointed Fingers

Massachusetts has a ban on texting while driving, but not on making phone … Some bill supporters say a deadlock between law enforcement and … Read More

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Georgia State Patrol: Many motorists taking hands-free law seriously

The Hands-Free Georgia Act, which is significantly more comprehensive than the 2010 laws that prohibited texting while driving and prohibited all … Read More

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Editorial: Legislature in neutral as mayhem continues – Bills requiring hands-free calling and …

Editorial: Legislature in neutral as mayhem continues – Bills requiring …. Texting while driving is already an offense here, but it can be difficult for police … Read More

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House OKs gadget ban anew

The bill seeks to ban the use electronic devices such as tablets and cell phones while driving by making it a ground for law enforcement to impose a … Read More

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Commentary: Drivers, put down phones

The state allows communities to approve their own laws banning the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. That has been done in a number of … Read More

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Distracted drivers could be hit with $100 fines under new Ohio law

Texting while driving has already been a secondary offense in Ohio since 2012. But House Bill 95, which passed the legislature with bipartisan … Read More

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Our view: Hands-free mandate is overdue

Some in law enforcement have said a hands-free mandate would make it easier to enforce the law against texting while driving, since it's sometimes … Read More

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Driving while texting

I think it's time to elevate the legal penalties for texting while driving to something far more serious than a cell-phone ticket. Making the punishment … Read More