In March 2013, Ohio passed legislation becoming the 39th state to ban text messaging by all drivers. In addition, the new law prohibits the use of cell phones and other mobile devices for drivers under the age of 18. The law went into effect at the end of August 2013.
Ohio has three types of speeding laws: a “basic speeding law,” “prima facie speed limits,” and “absolute speed limits.” This article explains the differences between the three and the consequences of a speeding violation. (Also, check out our article that discusses the different types of
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.