Ohio Republican Governor, Mike DeWine is backing legislation that would make distracted driving reason enough to pull someone over.
The bipartisan bill in the Ohio Senate addresses writing, sending or looking at texts, watching or recording photos or videos, or livestreaming while handling an electronic device, among other activities.
The legislation would make those a primary offense, meaning police do not need another reason first, like speeding, to pull drivers over. The bill would also increase fines for people who are caught regularly using electronic devices while driving.
A Democratic lawmaker introduced a similar bill last month in the Ohio House.
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