The new distracted driving law is in effect since April 4, 2023. The Twinsburg Police Department will issue warnings for six months for violations as part of the effort to educate and help motorists adapt to the new law.
Beginning October 5, 2023, law enforcement will start issuing citations for violating this law.
• 1st offense in two years: 2 points assessed to driver's license, up to a $150 fine.
• 2nd offense in two years: 3 points assessed to license, up to a $250 fine.
• 3rd or more offense in two years: 4 points assessed to license, up to a $500 fine, possible 90-day suspension of driver license. As of April 4, 2023, it is illegal to use or hold a cell phone or electronic device in your hand, lap, or other parts of the body while driving on Ohio roads. If an officer sees a violation, they can pull you over.
Drivers over 18 years old can make or receive calls via hands-free devices, including:
Connecting phone to vehicle
In most cases, anything more than a single touch or swipe is against the law.
For more information, visit PhonesDown.Ohio.gov. Frequently asked questions can be reviewed here.