Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says it’s time that distracted driving be reason enough to pull someone over. The governor said Friday it’s also time for a cultural recognition that texting or calling while driving is as dangerous as drunken driving.
Distracted driving includes texting, making calls or surfing the internet while driving. It is currently considered a secondary offense for drivers over 18, meaning police must have another reason to pull someone over. The Republican DeWine says he hopes to bring a proposal to the Legislature soon to make it a primary offense.