Activist Sharon Montgomery writes:
HB 99 was assigned to a Senate committee today--Highways & Transportation, as we expected. Chairman Patton has already expressed his belief that this kind of law is unenforceable. Luckily, we now have the results of the pilot targeted enforcement projects in NY & NJ, showing--guess what--that the same model of public awareness and high visibility enforcement that works for seat belts etc. works for this!
The "Don't Text and Drive" Rally is scheduled by state Representative Rex Damschroder, the AAA Ohio Auto Club and Columbus City Council member Michelle Mills. The rally will be held Thursday September 22, at noon on the north lawn of the Ohio Statehouse (arrival time 11:00 a.m.).
Appearing as a rally speaker is Bexley Police Chief Larry Rinehart.
The rally has been moved from the south lawn to the north lawn (the Broad St. side). As of Tuesday, neither chamber was scheduled to be in session--just committee hearings. That should make more parking available in the underground garage but of course we hope for a really big turnout for the rally so it wouldn't hurt to plan to arrive downtown a little early in case you need to park farther away & walk back.
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