New Air Patrols Catch Distracted Ohio Drivers


It's not just drunk driving that can get you in trouble.

New air patrols in Ohio are now being used to catch distracted drivers using their cell phones.

Dayton Daily News reported, “Distracted driving, which includes texting, talking on the phone or other behaviors, was a factor in 13,727 crashes in Ohio last year. Fifty-one people died in those accidents and 6,860 people were injured, the patrol statistics show.”

As an effort to keep drivers safe, Ohio Highway Patrol Troopers are now able to monitor from the sky if a car is driving too close, veering into another lane, or identify other signs that a driver is not focused on the road.

“Ohio law prohibits drivers younger than 18 from using electronic wireless communication devices while driving. Texting while driving is illegal for all drivers but it’s a secondary offense, which means police can only pull the driver over for another infraction such as speeding.”

This means all ages need to avoid texting and driving.

We also urge sober and safe driving, but if you or your teenager are facing consequences for distracted driving, contact us immediately.