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New distracted driving law can get you for more than texting

New distracted driving law can get you for more than texting

614now Staff

With a new law in Ohio, distracted driving encompasses far more than simply texting.

House Bill 95, which went into effect Monday, can cite drivers for any “activity that is not necessary for the vehicle’s operation and that impairs, or reasonably would be expected to impair, the driver’s ability to drive safely,” according to the legislation.

Though the bill does not define “necessary” or “impair,” the new law prohibits things like eating, changing the radio station, and looking in the mirror while behind the wheel.

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Distracted driving is a secondary offense.

Those slapped with a citation have the option between a $100 fine or an online distracted driving safety course.

Not only that, but cops may also make an example of you like they did with this totally oblivious woman who was caught texting and driving right next to a cop.

Click here to watch the video

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