Lawmakers and Nonprofit Look for Stricter Laws Preventing Distracted Driving
ASHEVILLE, NC- Wlos.com writes that lawmakers, community members, and AAA are looking to change North Carolina’s driving laws. The CEO of StopDistractions.org, Jennifer Smith, states that drivers are frustrated by distracted driving and that even people who use their own phones while driving are angered when they see other drivers on their phones. Smith says that now the state’s politicians seem to be on board with making changes to the laws.*
Smith lost her mother one decade ago in a crash that involved a distracted driver who was on their phone at the time of the accident. She has advocated for safer driving laws ever since.
Amos Johnson is a supporter of the organization. Johnson lost a daughter in 2010 when the girl looked at her phone to check a text message and veered into oncoming traffic, where she struck a truck head-on.
The organization has made progress in a number of states, including Georgia, where it is illegal to text, talk or even have a phone sitting on a person’s lap while they are driving. The group is hoping to have similar laws implemented in North Carolina.
State lawmakers are now embracing the proposed changes pointing to states that have made the changes and seen a decline in distracted driving accidents.
The efforts are being backed by the AAA. A representative for AAA Carolinas says that the number of distracted driving crashes keeps increasing, but that they are hopeful that a change to the laws could cause the numbers to begin to drop.
The plan is to have the bill presented in January of 2019.
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