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Distracted Driving Citations Spike in Georgia

Georgia law officers wrote 961 tickets in July for motorists who violated the state's new hands-free law, which went into effect on July 1, which was a more than 30% increase from the year before.

Ohio Toughens Distracted Driving Penalties

Legislation signed by Gov. John Kasich on July 30 broadens Ohio's current texting-while-driving ban to include several forms of distracted driving and could cost offenders an additional $100 penalty.

Citations for Texting While Driving Spike in Iowa

A distracted driving law that went into effect in Iowa a year ago has resulted in over 1,100 tickets for texting and driving. That translates into six times as many tickets issued as compared to the same time period in the prior year.

Driver Texting Still Widespread

New survey results from the AAA Foundation indicate that 31.4% of drivers admit to typing or sending texts or emails behind the wheel in the past month.