Distraction-Free Driving Day
Distracted driving laws not only apply to those that send texts while driving it also encompasses changing your music, eating, or just plain day-dreaming. It is understandable why distracted driving is such a big deal to law enforcement, with it being the cause in at least 70 deaths and 350 serious injuries and a major contributor to over 25% of all crashes in the state, they are trying to keep us safe.
Using a cell phone while driving is equivalent to having a blood alcohol content of .08% which is the state legal limit, and can reduce your concentration by 37%.
The law states that the driver may not read or compose a text or email, or access the internet while the vehicle is in motion or in traffic (i.e. sitting in rush hour traffic, at a stop light, etc.) The law also makes it illegal for a driver under 18 to use a cell phone for anything while in the car.
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