COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 288 Tuesday morning, making distracted driving a primary offense.

Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 288 at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at the Ohio Statehouse.

A portion of Senate Bill 288 expands existing distracted driving legislation by allowing police to stop drivers solely for “using, holding, or physically supporting” a cell phone while driving.

WJW reported that are some exceptions to the bill, as drivers would still be allowed to hold a phone to their ear when stopped at a red light, use speakerphone without holding the phone or hold a phone to their ears for calls, but not text or type.

“Right now, too many people are willing to risk their lives while behind the wheel to get a look at their phones,” said DeWine. “My hope is that this legislation will prompt a cultural shift around distracted driving that normalizes the fact that distracted driving is dangerous, irresponsible, and just as deadly as driving drunk.”

You can watch the event in the video player above.