Here's a novel and creative — if slightly eerie — way to get people to think twice about picking up their phones while behind the wheel. Volkswagen is teaming up with brand management company NordDDB in Sweden to make smartphone cases from crumpled metal salvaged from car wrecks caused by texting and driving.
Distracted Driving Laws
While the safety features on vehicles have improved dramatically in recent years, the fact remains that cars are large, heavy items that travel at very fast speeds, and can thus be quite dangerous.
Distracted driving is defined as anything that takes the eyes off of the road, mind off of driving, and the hands off of the steering wheel while operating a motor vehicle.
Distracted driving is defined as drivers who are occupied or engaged with an activity other than driving while operating a motor vehicle.
Texting while driving is illegal in West Virginia.
Washington defines distracted driving as taking attention away from the road or paying attention to something other than driving.
Distracted driving in Virginia is defined as anything that takes your mind and/or eyes off the road while operating a motor vehicle.
Vermont defines distracted driving as anything that takes the driver’s attention away from the primary talk of driving.
Distracted driving in Utah is defined as anything that takes the drivers attention off of the road.
Distracted driving in Texas is defined as using a cell phone while driving, or not paying attention to the road.
The most widespread form of distracted driving in the United State today is using a cell phone while driving down the road.
It is illegal for drivers of all ages to text and drive in South Dakota.
According to Drive Safe Alabama, distracted driving is anything that could take your attention away from the primary task of driving.
In South Carolina, it is illegal for drivers of all ages to text and drive, which includes emails and instant messages.
Texting and driving is illegal in Rhode Island for drivers of all ages and license statuses.
Pennsylvania defines distracted driving as anything that takes the driver’s attention away from the primary task of driving.
Oregon defines distracted driving as a driver whose attention is diverted from the primary task of driving.
Oklahoma became the 46th State in the nation to ban texting and driving.
Ohio has similar cell phone and texting laws to other states in the nation.
North Dakota defines distracted driving as any time the driver engages in an activity that sidetracks their attention from the task of operating a vehicle.