We may soon see changes in texting-while-driving laws all over the US. According to the study, states which consider texting while driving a primary offense have seen an 11% drop in fatalities among 15- to 21-year-olds. Based on the Ohio Department of Public Safety's most recent reports, this would mean that if Ohio adopted a similar law, Ohio might see about 31 lives saved every year. If nothing else, this study hopefully sheds light on how dangerous distracted driving can be: in 2012, 293 Ohio injuries and deaths were attributed to driving while distracted by an electronic device. What should a driver do until Ohio treats texting and driving as a primary-offense? Don't text and drive and keep your eyes open. Simply put: texting while driving is dangerous.
The idea of outfitting school buses with seat belts is not a new idea. Neither is the controversy over their need. Some Motor vehicle Safety experts disagree on how useful seat belts on buses actually are.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety will be kicking off Motorcycle Awareness Month with a public service event in Columbus.
Riding season has begun!
The Justices of the Ohio Supreme court scheduled to hear arguments on Toledo's Speed Cameras on June 11, court records indicate. This is another chapter in the ongoing saga involving speed cameras in Ohio.
Self-driving cars: The next big hurdle in auto accident law.
As Ohio's speed cameras are shown the door by an Ohio judge, questions remain. What does it mean for motor vehicle safety? And for some people who have outstanding tickets: what does this mean for me?
A deadly car crash took two lives in Wayne County on Sunday afternoon. The crash occurred on U.S. 250 east, just west of Fountain Nook Road. James Magyar, 55, struck Don Grossniklaus, 78, who was traveling in the opposite direction on U.S. 250. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. Matthew Magyar was a passenger in Magyar's vehicle, and was taken to Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. Fortunately, his injuries were not life-threatening.