NWRA Ohio Chapter Applauds Ban on Texting While Driving

NWRA Ohio Chapter Applauds Ban on Texting While Driving

Arlington, VA – The Ohio chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) applauds Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for signing legislation that included a ban on texting while driving. The law makes driving while texting a primary offense. A significant win for the Ohio chapter members is this piece of legislation excludes electronic logs and handheld devices that our members’ employees use daily in the cab.

“We thank Gov. DeWine for signing this legislation. It will make the roads safer for waste collection workers in Ohio,” said Katie Evans, NWRA vice president, chapter management and member relations.

The law is not a complete ban on texting while driving. Drivers can use the phone if they are stopped at a red light, are using the speakerphone function or have the phone to their ears but not texting or typing on it.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association