No More Warnings! Ticketing Now Begins for Ohio’s New Distracted Driving Law
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, In the news, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident on October 5, 2023
On April 4, the state of Ohio implemented a new distracted driving law, significantly changing how we handle mobile devices while behind the wheel. This law now categorizes the use of cell phones or any electronic devices while driving as a primary offense, which means that law enforcement officers have the authority to pull...
Gov. Mike DeWine Signs New Ohio Texting and Driving Ban
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Community Outreach, In the news on January 12, 2023
Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed a new legislation to help stop drivers from texting while driving. The new bill will take effect in less than 90 days. DeWine mentioned that the law would change the culture around distracted driving in Ohio and help reduce preventable fatalities that come with distracted driving. Texting and driving...
Distracted Driving 411
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Firm News, In the news on August 6, 2020
What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving is any action that takes a driver's attention away from driving. This includes talking on your phone, texting, eating, chatting with passengers in your car and/or adjusting your radio. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that "...any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction...
Ohio Cracking Down on Distracted Driving
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, In the news, Motorcycle Accident on February 21, 2020
New legislation – the Hands-Free Ohio Bill – seeks to ban handheld electronic devices while driving. “Distracted driving hurts and kills innocent people. It devastates families,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, an ardent supporter of the bill. Under the proposed bill, motorists would be prohibited from activities like watching videos, taking pictures or videos,...
4 ways to stay safe on Ohio roads this St. Patrick’s Day
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 15, 2018
Whether you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or not this year, you should be aware that the roads may be more dangerous than usual. Besides the ever-present threat of distracted and reckless drivers, authorities expect there to be an increase in drunk drivers. Holidays and weekends are times when there is already...
6 tips to keep your teen driver safe on the road
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 25, 2018
Getting a driver’s license is an important milestone in the life of a teenager. It’s also a time when many parents’ stress levels skyrocket. Driving can be dangerous and young people can make poor decisions. As a parent, how can you allow your teen to enjoy this newfound freedom while at the same time...
How safe are infotainment systems in cars?
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 22, 2018
In today’s technology-driven world, many people can’t go an hour without checking their emails, text messages or otherwise using their phones. Perhaps the most important time of the day to be free from these distractions is when operating a motor vehicle. Distracted driving caused 3,477 deaths and 391,000 injuries in 2015 alone. (more…)
How safe is GPS use while driving?
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 6, 2017
When you think of distracted driving, what comes to mind? Most people think of talking on a cell phone or sending a text message while driving. But there are many other forms of distracted driving that can be just as dangerous. (more…)
Ohio Lawmakers Taking Steps To Reduce Distracted Driving Accidents
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 3, 2017
Distracted driving is a threat to all motorists. In Ohio, distracted driving caused or contributed to 14,000 accidents in 2016. But despite the known dangers, many people continue to use a phone and otherwise multitask while they are driving. (more…)
What You Need To Know About “Do Not Disturb While Driving” On iPhone
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 28, 2017
The new iOS 11 update on the Apple iPhone contains a safety feature that could prevent accidents and save lives. The Do Not Disturb While Driving feature has been added to the latest update. It works by blocking text messages and phone calls while the device’s owner is driving. (more…)