Stop Texts - Stop Wrecks
Texting while driving falls into the category of distracted driving. Texting while driving averages about 330,000 accidents annually across the United States. And, from that amount over 3000 people die because of texting and driving each year. Thousands are injured.
This is something that can easily be avoided. Simply do not consider your phone as an option while driving. Do not reach for your phone to answer or send a text message. Texting can wait. It can wait until you are parked and off the road. Do not even consider texting while at a stop sign or a red light.
You have to train yourself and discipline yourself to perform all your texting either before or after you are behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. You have to make that important decision. You have to understand your responsibility as a driver. Texting can wait when you are driving a motor vehicle.
If your texting is so important that it cannot wait, then you have to pull off the road into a safe place and then handle your texting. You cannot do both at the same time.
In 43 states and D.C., it is illegal to text while driving.
Ohio Texting and Driving Laws
Ohio drivers under the age of 18 caught texting or using any electronic wireless communication device while driving will face a $150 fine and a 6-month license suspension for the first offense. Laws concerning texting while driving is being evaluated constantly and could get more severe in the near future.
The fines may not seem like a lot of money but consider the other facts. Damage to your vehicle and possibly other property damage. Injured people either in your vehicle and possibly another vehicle. Death. A simple task such as texting can alter your life and possibly the lives of others. It simply is not worth the risk.
You as a responsible adult have to make this choice for yourself. When you decide to get behind the wheel and drive on public roads and highways, you have to take that task very seriously.
Don't get caught up in having to stay up to date with every little bit of information that comes across your hand-held device. Most of it can wait and some of it is not worth considering at all. So, why would you allow that to take your mind away from something as serious as driving?
Put your priorities in order. Get your life in order. Enjoy your life. Do Not Text and Drive - Stop Texts - Stop Wrecks.
This article is not meant to be a complete or absolute. What we want to convey is driving is a very serious privilege that we all enjoy. It should be taken seriously and with the utmost responsibility and respect.
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