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Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Targeting Distracted Driving Violations Through April 8

As we begin National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it is essential to remember the hazards of distracted driving. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is taking action to tackle this issue by enforcing laws against texting while driving and other distractions from April 1st to April 8th.

During this period, there will be an increased focus on enforcing the laws against texting while driving, cellphone use among drivers under 18, and other distractions. This effort is part of a bigger initiative with neighboring states to enhance road safety.

Ever since Ohio implemented its distracted driving laws in October 2023, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of citations issued by Highway Patrol troopers. This is a positive indication of progress in tackling distracted driving. Furthermore, fatal crashes that occur due to distraction reached a five-year low in 2023.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s efforts to enforce these laws highlight the crucial role of combating distracted driving. Together, we can make our roads safer by prioritizing attention and awareness while driving.