Ohio’s distracted driving laws generally ban texting-while-driving for all motorists and talking on a cellphone for only certain drivers. Read about the law's specifics and the costs of getting a cellphone or texting ticket.
Ohio drivers who run stop signs or red lights will likely have to pay a fine. A red light or stop sign conviction will also add points to a person’s driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law requires and some of the penalties for a stop sign or red light ticket.
In Ohio, a person can be convicted of “reckless operation” (also called “reckless operation”) for operating a vehicle “in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property.” Generally, the term “willful” refers to conduct that is purposeful or intentional, rather than accidental. And “wanton disregard” basically means the person understood the conduct was risky but decided to do