(WKBN)- New data shows Ohio’s distracted driving law, which went into effect last month, has impacted state roadways.

The law makes it illegal, in most cases, for drivers to use their cell phones or other electronic devices.

It’s now a primary offense.

According to a recent study, there’s been a 9% decrease in distracted driving, which has prevented 540 crashes and 13 million dollars in economic damages.