Efforts are underway to pass legislation that makes using an electronic device while driving a primary offense in Ohio. Only drivers under age 18 face this prohibition now. For all others, it is a secondary offense, which means a law enforcement officer must observe another infraction, such as speeding, weaving or tailgating, before pulling someone over.

There are 47,305 reasons to pass a tougher law. That is the number of people killed or injured by a distracted driver on Ohio's streets and highways since 2013.

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