(ONN) – A new legislative effort to crack down on distracted driving in Ohio would make it illegal to drive while holding a phone or any other electronic device.
The bill would also make distracted driving a primary driving offense.
That would mean police wouldn’t need another reason to pull drivers over before enforcing the ban on holding devices.
The measure incorporates many elements of a proposal that Governor DeWine unsuccessfully pushed earlier this year.
The bill allows exceptions for emergency responders.
It also includes a ‘one-swipe’ exception for people to answer incoming calls and then disconnect them.