Generally speaking, there are just two things to consider when deciding if a specific action taken by a driver counts as a distraction. They are:
A Columbus mother walking with her teenage son at the side of State Route 61 north of U.S. 71 died after being struck by a southbound vehicle. The driver did not stop.
Columbus recently came in first in a list that no city wants to be at the top of. It was named the U.S. city with the highest car crash rate per driver.
Car accidents change lives, sometimes forever. It is probably pretty safe to assume that such changes do not improve the quality of life for accident victims. Instead, car accidents typically devastate a victim's along with that of his or her close family and friends.
Four Ohio residents, including a toddler, were killed recently when their car was hit by a suspected intoxicated driver.
Ohio roads see a fair number of traffic accidents. And it is not at all uncommon for such accidents to involve teen drivers. Statistics point to Ohio seeing tens of thousands of teen-driver-involved crashes a year.