In any case, I’ve been following the recent Ohio legislation regarding texting and driving. The law makes texting with handheld devices a secondary offense for adults. And the law goes one step further for new drivers. The law bans drivers younger than age 18 from using cellphones, iPads, laptops or other electronic devices. They can’t make calls or browse the Web while driving. Texting or using an electronic device in a vehicle is a primary offense for minors.
While there are probably multiple arguments for and against treating teens a little differently under this law, I think there is an opportunity here for young drivers to not even learn the bad habits that current offenders have (both teens and adults).
There are a lot of great resources out there for teen drivers. Here are a few to share with the teens (and parents of teens) in your life.