Text-and-drive ban in effect in Columbus today

05 May 2010, by Benjamin Luftman in DUI & Traffic Defense, News

The new no-text while driving law goes into effect today in Columbus, Ohio. Put those phones down while driving!

According to the Columbus Dispatch article, here are the details for drivers in Columbus:

• Unlike seat-belt enforcement, you can be stopped and ticketed just for texting.

• The ban covers writing and reading text messages or e-mail, as well as using the Internet while driving. It covers only drivers, not passengers.

• You’re considered to be driving even if you’re stopped at a red light or stuck in traffic. You must be parked or pulled over to text legally from your car.

• Tickets will be $150.

For more information please read the following: Text-and-drive ban