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The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports fatalities on the state’s roads have increase in five of the last six years with 2019 being the second-deadliest year in the past decade. That’s why state leaders are backing a new bill to crack down on distracted driving.

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A Democratic state lawmaker from Westerville has introduced a bill that would make using a cellphone while driving reason enough to pull someone over.

ODOT is displaying signs like these around the state during the holidays.
Ohio Department of Transportation

If you’ve driven Ohio’s roads lately, you’ve probably noticed the big signs with cheeky sayings directed at drivers.

Ohio State Highway Patrol car
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At least 51 people have already died this year due to distracted driving. That's why the Ohio Highway Patrol will be stepping up enforcement efforts on the state’s roads this holiday season.

Multi-State Trooper Project Focuses On Distracted Driving

Apr 30, 2019
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The State Highway Patrol says a recent distracted driving enforcement project with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project resulted in more than 1,600 citations for distracted driving-related offenses.

Gov. Mike DeWine holds up a copy of the report on distracted driving in Ohio.
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The Ohio Department of Transportation says there were nearly 80,000 distracted driving crashes in the state in the last five years, killing at least 268 people and injuring more than 3,000.

Supporters of a bill that reform payday lending gather at the Ohio Statehouse.
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Controversial bills involving abortion, gun rights and pay raises for elected officials passed by lawmakers during the lame duck session. Some might be vetoed by Gov. John Kasich, and the legislature might come back after Christmas to override them.

New Ohio Law Makes Ticketing For Distracted Driving Easier

Oct 30, 2018
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A new state law now makes it easier for police to ticket drivers in Ohio for distracted driving.

Tech Tuesday: Distracted Driving and Internet Borders

Jun 9, 2015
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Navdy is a dashboard projection that attempts to solve the texting while driving problem. But is the problem texting while driving or multitasking in general?

Then, internet companies struggle to draw international borders amid controversy.