Bay Village Makes Texting While Driving a Primary Offense

Texting while driving

(Cleveland) - Every municipality has a sign related to not texting while driving, but Bay Village has put a city ordinance behind the signage.

Bay Village police are now allowed to pull over drivers, and cite them, for texting while behind the wheel of a vehicle, even if there is no other cause, ie: speeding, reckless driving, etc.

That takes things a step further than Ohio law, in which a police officer must have another offense with which to cite a driver, in addition to operating an electronic device whilst driving.

Even in Bay Village, though, it will still be classified as a minor misdemeanor.

Photos: IHeartMedia, Bay Village Police Department

Copyright: IHeartMedia, 2019

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