Driving has long been an indispensable mode of transportation in America and around the world. We drive to work, to buy groceries, and to drop off and pick up our children at school. For many of us, we depend on cars to get us where we are going in most situations. While driving may be a common occurrence in our lives, we all still appreciate the dangers that come with this daily activity. When we think of the hazards of the road, our minds may automatically go to impaired drivers or inclement weather. However, there are other risky behaviors and situations that can turn a quick trip to the store into a dangerous journey.
Ohio has now become the 39th state to institute a texting while driving ban. I am proud that we have joined the majority who recognize the dangers of this technology when in the hands of a driver, and I know that it will prove a deterrent to what has too often become a deadly activity.