Ohio Gov. Signs Texting Ban

Posted On June 01, 2012

texting(Columbus, Oh.) – Ohio is the 39th state to prohibit texting while driving.


Governor John Kasich signed a ban into law Friday morning on writing, reading and sending texts from behind the wheel.


The new law makes texting would be a secondary offense for adult drivers, but a primary offense for drivers under 18.


The measure includes a stricter crackdown on teen drivers’ use of cell phones, iPads, or other electronics.


The law goes into effect in 90 days.  First time offenders would face a fine up to $150.




Ohio Texting Bill Heads To Governor