Texting While Driving

Check out this article about the dangers and liability of "texting while driving." While many cities in Ohio do not (yet) have an outright ban on texting-while-driving, Ohio law does have some statutes (e.g. RC 4511.202 and 4511.33) that prohibit not being in complete control of your vehicle (or weaving out of your lane) while driving. We assume more and more cities will soon adopt a municipal code ordinance that direclty deals with texting-while-driving. Stay tuned and be careful about this activity - many police officers are looking to make examples of how some of these new laws work.