Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

To prevent distracted driving, federal DOT regulations limit the use of texting on electronic devices and the use of hand-held mobile phones Types of distracted driving, and regulations that prohibit distracted driving activities are discussed below.

Types of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert attention away from the primary task of driving. Such activities include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio

Texting Restrictions


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