According to the CDC, each day in the United States, more than nine people are killed and more than, 1,153 people are injured as a result of distracted driving. In, 2014, 3,179 people were killed and another 431,000 injured in distracted driving crashes. Forty-eight states have already adopted a state law to prohibit some form of distracted driving.
Since Arizona is one of the states that does not have a law prohibiting distracted driving, the Town of Oro Valley took steps to ensure a higher level of driver safety at the local level. We want our residents to engage in driving behaviors that are safe for them as well as for the other motorists and pedestrians on the road. When we keep our eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, we are keeping our families safe and preventing unnecessary tragedies.