In Ohio, 271 distracted driving citations were issued, including two in Huron County.
Governor: “Driving while texting, or eating, or dialing a phone should be as culturally unacceptable as drunk driving is today.”
Texting while driving is illegal for all drivers and is a secondary offense for adults 18 years and older.
Daydreaming is No. 1 cause of fatal crashes caused by distracted driving.
Law enforcement officers no longer will need to prove a driver is texting, but only that a moving violation has occurred and the driver was distracted at the time.
Text messages about "possible speed and reckless driving” sent before crash killed student on her way to prom. The pink cellphone was found on the dashboard.
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Monroeville mother and 12-year-old daughter sent to hospital
Chief Light: 'We're not ticket happy'
“Because of you, my sister won’t be sitting by me at Thanksgiving.”