By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Local drivers and parents voiced their opinions on the new bill that bans teens from driving distracted; some even admitted that they are guilty of driving distracted.
Distracted driving for teenagers is now illegal in the state of Ohio, but 18-year-old Shelby Lucas says, that doesn't really affect her. Ever since the loss of a friend following a distracted driving accident, she chooses to focus on the road.
Leading by example can be the best thing parents can do for their teens. However, according to an AT&T driver survey, 41-percent of parents text while driving. Shelby's mother is not alone when she says she is guilty of driving distracted. Luckily for Kristie Lucas and other adult drivers, the law is not the same as it is for their teen counter-parts.
With the law set to take effect in just three short months, be sure to familiarize yourself and your teens with the new distracted driving law.