This study will identify effective legal strategies for improving implementation and enforcement of distracted driving legislation to reduce fatal and non-fatal automobile crashes.
As much as 28 percent of crash risk is attributable to distraction from mobile devices, and there are more mobile phones than people in the United States. Distracted driving is increasing despite passage of state laws regulating mobile phone and text messaging in the vehicle. Tailored behavior change strategies will be directed at county law enforcement and prosecution, in partnership with county public health, with an emphasis on sustainable strategies. The proposal emphasizes a sustainable model which can be replicated in other states.