Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Announces Distracted Driving Advisory Council

Ohio has a new Distracted Driving Advisory Council, announced last week by Governor Mike DeWine. The council will work to transform the culture of distracted driving in the state.

“Driving while texting, or eating, or dialing a phone should be as culturally unacceptable as drunk driving is today,” said Governor DeWine. “When drivers choose to do anything that distracts them from paying full attention to the road, they choose to risk their own lives, the lives of their passengers, and the lives of everyone else around them. Now is the time to create a long-term, comprehensive plan that educates drivers, promotes changes in behavior, and strengthens Ohio’s distracted driving laws.”