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Distracted Driving Citations on the Rise in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, all drivers are prohibited from texting while driving which includes sending, reading or writing a text-based message or e-mail, and from wearing or using headphones or earphones while the car is in motion.

Distracted driving citations increased by 43% statewide between 2014 and 2015 – with more men being cited (67%) than women (31%).

Data is based on the following state law: Title 75, sections 1621, 1622, 3316 (texting), and 3314 (headphones). The infographic below highlights key data and demographics about distracted drivers in Pennsylvania with the exception of Philadelphia County (data maintained by Philadelphia Municipal Court, traffic division).

Distracted driving citations increased by 43% statewide between 2014 and 2015 – with more men being cited (67%) than women (31%). In Pennsylvania, all drivers are prohibited from texting while driving which includes sending, reading or writing a text-based message or e-mail, and from wearing or using headphones or earphones while the car is in motion.

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