Toledo, OH (PRWEB) March 06, 2013
The Ohio Texting Ban makes it a primary offense to text while behind the wheel. Friday, March 1st, 2013 marked the day that Ohio police officers could ticket drivers for disobeying this law. Attorney Charles Boyk feels that the need for this law was then made clear on Monday, March 4th when an accident occurred on I-75 in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Boyk explained, "To have a serious accident occur just as drivers were being reminded of the law signifies a serious need for a texting ban in our state."
According to 13 ABC News, Ken Harder of Temperance, Michigan is suspected to have been texting behind the wheel shortly before veering his vehicle to the right and colliding with an ODOT truck. An ODOT worker, Mary Rich, was standing behind the truck and sustained an arm injury from the accident.
The Toledo Blade reported that Harder passed away early Wednesday morning at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.
This accident occurred just days after the Ohio texting ban grace period ended. Attorney Charles Boyk feels as though this further defines our state’s need for the ban. “This issue is fresh in everyone’s mind, and this unfortunate, fatal accident might be the reason that people need to believe that it is necessary to abide by.”