Governor DeWine signs Bill on Distracted Driving January 3, 2023
Governor Dewine signs Senate Bill 288 strengthening Ohio laws around cell phone use and other electronic devices while operating a vehicle. The Bill allows law enforcement officials to pull over drivers with a cell phone in their hands as a primary offense. Senate Bill 288 goes into effect in 90 days, until then warnings will be given out by police officers for the first six months. According to this signed Bill, drivers will still be allowed to answer their phones and hold their phones to their ears while talking and driving.
Governor DeWine said, “signing this Bill today is a great honor because this legislation will, without a doubt, prevent crashes and save lives”.