Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) November 11, 2012
The Cochran Firm - Ohio, a leading full service, personal injury law firm and Ohio auto / car accident law firm with law offices in Cincinnati and Dayton, reminds all Ohio motorists that texting while driving was banned in the state in August 2012. In addition to prohibiting all drivers of any age from texting while driving, the Ohio law also bans the use of any electronic communication device by teens when they are behind the wheel, according to a recent report from The Cleveland Plain Dealer.[cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/06/ohio_gov_kasich_signs_ban_on_t.html]
Ohio is one of 39 states have laws on the books that specifically ban texting while driving, the Plain Dealer said. Under Ohio’s law, texting while driving is a primary offense for any driver under 18. Teens convicted of violating the law face a fine up to $300 with the possible loss of their license for six months. Violating the texting ban is a secondary offense for adults, punishable by a $150 fine. As a secondary offence, police will need another reason, such as speeding, to stop and cite anyone over 18 for texting while driving.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 31,231 motor vehicle crashes were caused by distracted driving in Ohio between 2009 and 2011. These accidents resulted in 74 fatalities and 7,825 included injuries. While Ohio’s texting ban will make the state’s roads and highways safer, it still does not go far enough. As such, the Cochran Firm – Ohio continues to call on Ohio lawmakers to make texting while driving a primary offense for all motorists, regardless of age. The use of electronic devices while driving should also be banned for all motorists, regardless of age.[ statepatrol.ohio.gov/media/2012/12-056.html ]
The Cochran Firm – Ohio offers free legal consultations to victims of negligent accidents throughout Ohio, including car accidents and other highway accidents. If you or someone you love was injured because of another’s negligence, it is vital you retain a skilled accident attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected. If you or a loved one are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation in the wake of a motor vehicle crash or any other accident, please contact The Cochran Firm today by visiting cochranohio.com, or call (513) 381-HURT.
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