Distracted driving bill


A new law under discussion at the Statehouse could see Ohio's motorists facing fines for using a cell phone while driving. Details of House Bill 283 released yesterday show a minimum fine of 150-dollars for holding a phone to use while driving or viewing streaming video on a device. The bill has a single-swipe rule that allows drivers to touch their devices once to pick up a phone call or adjust GPS navigation. Ohio is one of four states in the country that does not currently have a statewide distracted driving law.