What Ohio Lawmakers Are Doing to Make Roads Safer

Jun 22, 2018 Car Accidents    Legal Blog

Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC

Whether dealing with used tires or township traffic enforcement, lawmakers are working to make our roads safer. The Ohio legislature introduces hundreds of pieces of legislation in each session. Among the many proposed new laws, there are several that directly affect Ohio drivers.

If you or your loved one has been hurt in a car crash in Ohio, our Ohio car accident attorneys are here to protect your rights. To schedule a no-cost, initial consultation, contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick today at 1-800-HURT-NOW.

House Bill 95 Would Enhance Distracted Driver Penalty

Distracted driving has become a primary cause of accidents. House Bill 95 would enhance the penalty for moving violations when distracted. Under the proposed legislation, if a driver is distracted while involved in a crash and that distraction contributed to the accident, the distracted driver is subject to additional fines.

House Bill 293 Seeks to Extend Temporary Permits for New Drivers

Teen drivers are especially susceptible to accidents. House Bill 293 would extend the temporary instruction permit phase for new drivers to 12 months. This means that new drivers must have their temporary license for a full year rather than six months. The proposed legislation also raises the age to obtain a license to 16 and a half years.

Making the law more stringent for new drivers protects all of us. But, accidents can still occur. If you or your teen are in a serious car crash, you should reach out to an experienced Ohio car accident lawyer to explore your legal options.

House Bill 646 Will Increase Penalties for Reckless Drivers

House Bill 646 aims to heighten penalties imposed on drivers who disregard laws regarding school buses. Under current Ohio law, drivers are required to stop within 10 feet of the front or rear of a school bus when it is stopped to pick up or drop off students. Drivers should not proceed until the bus resumes driving or the bus driver signals it is okay to do so.

All too often, drivers disregard school bus stop signs putting students and other drivers at risk. If enacted, House Bill 646 should deter such negligence by increasing fines and penalties for those who fail to stop and have had a previous violation in the past five years.

Contact an Ohio Car Accident Lawyer at KNR Right Away

Ohio lawmakers are working to protect your safety on the road. Our attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick are here to protect your rights after sustaining a severe crash due to the fault of another individual.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you should contact us today for a free consultation at 1-800-HURT-NOW. We’re here to help you seek compensation for your losses.

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