The statistics are enough to scare anyone from texting while driving:
As of last week, there is a reason besides safety not to text and drive in Ohio-it's against the law.
House Bill 99 took effect August 31, and criminalizes texting while driving. It creates two levels of violations-one for adults and one for minors.
What does all this mean for employers? If you have employees driving for your business, you should update your policies to account for this new law. Remind employees that texting while driving is not only against the law, but also against company policy. Your insurance carriers, and, believe it or not, your employees and their families, will thank you.
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