May 16, 2012
No more checking Facebook statuses while driving for young drivers….
The Ohio House of Representatives is considering banning texting while driving for all drivers, and prohibiting sixteen and seventeen-year-olds from using any hand-held devices while behind the wheel.
The Ohio Senate passed the bill last week, and it is now under consideration by the House. Ultimately, the ban must be signed into law by Governor John Kasich.
Under the proposal, texting would be prohibited for all drivers. The law would go even further for drivers under eighteen, prohibiting all use of cellphones and other electronic devices for typing and talking.
Adults violating the law would face a minor misdemeanor charge and a maximum fine of $150. Juveniles would face a $150 fine and a sixty day operator’s license suspension, with subsequent violations resulting in higher penalties.