Ohio Lawmakers Considering Distracted Driving Bill

Lawmakers in the Ohio House are considering a distracted driving bill.

House Bill 283 is a revision of the law that would make using a handheld phone a primary offense for adults. Originally it was just for those under the age of 18.

A first offense is a $150 dollar fine or taking a distracted driving course.

If you complete it you won’t have points on your license.

The bill originally wanted to cite people who were looking at their phones while at a stop sign or traffic light, but that has been removed, clearing the way for passage.

Learn more about the bill by clicking here.