2017 Legislative Session: HB 62
Distracted Driving: “A Deadly Epidemic”
TCAIS members companies are working to make our roads safer by educating Texas drivers about the dangers of distracted driving – including the use of cell phones and texting – as well as other everyday distractions such as adjusting the radio or changing a CD. In fact, a University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center study of the top 10 driver distractions, calls into question “whether anyone should be doing anything in their car except for putting both hands on the wheel, looking straight ahead and driving as carefully as a driver education student.”
The prevalence of cellular phones, new research, and publicized crashes has started many debates related to the role cell phones play in driver distraction. Click here for chart detailing state cellular phone use and texting while driving laws.