If you drive in Ohio, then you are prohibited from texting and driving at the same time. However, the texting-while-driving ban is considered a secondary law, meaning that a person can be ticketed for texting while driving only after being pulled over for a separate violation.
When drivers are in areas frequented by pedestrians, they must be extra careful to avoid hitting those pedestrians. If the driver has other people in the vehicle, this means avoiding becoming distracted by those people.
Ohio car accidents can lead to injury, death and property damage. Regardless of the cause of an accident, it should be taken seriously by all parties involved.