There are no state-wide prohibitions on cell phone use or texting in Ohio. However, municipalities are permitted to issue bans and several cities, including Toledo, Columbus, Delaware, Belpre, Brooklyn, Kettering, North Olmstead, Walton Hills, Berea and Zanesville have distracted driving laws.
Over the past four years, various attempts at passing anti-texting laws have failed in Ohio. The American Automobile Association has supported anti-texting laws and has set up a toll-free number that allows Ohio residents to present their opinions: 855-BAN-TEXT (855-226-8398).
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