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.
An Ohio State University study shows walking and texting is nearly as dangerous as texting and driving.
A six month grace period has ended, and the Ohio law banning texting-while-driving takes full effect today.
Billboards sponsored by Triple-A are reminding drivers about the state's new ban on texting while driving.
Upper Arlington City Council last night approved a measure banning texting while driving.
Ohio's ban on texting while driving takes effect today.
A state law passed in the spring takes effect on Friday, making Ohio the 39th state to ban texting while driving.