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Drivers Slow to Use Cellphone Blocker Apps

Drivers are slow to adopt blocker apps that limit the functionality of a cellphone when a vehicle is moving but open to being encouraged to do so, reveals a new survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Cellphone Manipulation Rises 57% in Virginia: IIHS

Virginia drivers were 57% more likely to manipulate a cellphone in 2018 than they were when IIHS conducted the same study in 2014, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found in an observational survey.

Hands-Free Driving Violations Double in Georgia

In approximately the last six months, the Georgia Hands-Free Act has resulted in 8,389 citations — more than double the 3,827 tickets issued for cell-phone related violations in the first six months of 2018.

Distracted Driving Citations Spike in Georgia

Georgia law officers wrote 961 tickets in July for motorists who violated the state's new hands-free law, which went into effect on July 1, which was a more than 30% increase from the year before.

Ga. Hands-Free Driving Enforcement Begins

After a distracted driving law banning hand-held cell-phone use went into effect in Georgia on July 1, law enforcement officers wrote 1,000 citations in just four days.