Iowa Fatalities from Distracted Driving Doubled in 2015

July 13, 2016

We’ve all seen it, and many of us are even guilty of it… distracted driving. Distracted driving can be anything that distracts you from having full concentration on driving, such as eating in the car, tuning the radio, and of course, using a cell phone. In fact, the number of people killed or injured in accidents caused by the use of electronic devices while driving doubled in Iowa.

As of now, texting while driving is a primary offense in Iowa for drivers ages 14-17. This means that officers can pull them over and write them a ticket if they see them doing it. However, what many people do not know is that this is not the case for adults. Texting while driving is only a secondary offense for adults, meaning, they can only be cited for texting while driving if they are pulled over for something else first.

In 2015, the Iowa Senate passed a bill to make texting while driving a primary offense for everyone, but it did not pass. With such a major problem that texting while driving has become, it would not be surprising if the issue comes up again for discussion next year.

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