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All Sides with Ann Fisher

A Texting Ban in Ohio?

Texting while driving can distract drivers.  Ohio is considering a statewide texting ban -  The Ohio House has already approved a measure, but the State Senate isn’t expected to take up the issue until fall. 34 states have already banned texting while driving. Today on All Sides we’ll talk about whether bans work in decreasing accidents on the road.  Some studies have been conducted, but are they conclusive? Should other activities be banned while driving like using a cellphone, eating and drinking, or programming a GPS system.   Aren’t they just as distractive?

Guests:

  • Kimberly Schwind (Ohio AAA Public Relations Manager)
  • Nancy Garland (New Albany House Representative)
  • Clarence Ditlow (Center for Auto Safety)
  • Sam Crish (Allen County Sheriff)