Texting While Driving Patrol: 273 Citations Given Under Ohio Texting Ban By Associated Press • Mar 10, 2014 The State Highway Patrol says more than 270 citations have been given to drivers for texting or using a cellphone behind the wheel in violation of Ohio law since the statewide texting ban took effect about a year ago. Texting While Walking Nearly As Dangerous As Texting While Driving By Jim Letizia • Jul 2, 2013 An Ohio State University study shows walking and texting is nearly as dangerous as texting and driving. Texting While Driving Law Kicks In By Jim Letizia • Mar 1, 2013 A six month grace period has ended, and the Ohio law banning texting-while-driving takes full effect today. Billboards A Reminder About Texting While Driving Law By Jim Letizia • Feb 26, 2013 Billboards sponsored by Triple-A are reminding drivers about the state's new ban on texting while driving. UA Bans Texting While Driving By Jim Letizia • Oct 9, 2012 Upper Arlington City Council last night approved a measure banning texting while driving. Texting Ban Takes Effect Friday - Part Two By Jim Letizia • Aug 31, 2012 Ohio's ban on texting while driving takes effect today. Texting Ban Takes Effect Friday - Part One By Jim Letizia • Aug 30, 2012 A state law passed in the spring takes effect on Friday, making Ohio the 39th state to ban texting while driving.