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Hands-Free Law Fails to Deter Georgia Drivers

While 77% of Georgia respondents to a new survey know about a recent hands-free law while driving, more than 60% say they still see drivers texting or emailing behind the wheel.

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.

Georgia Enacts Hands-Free Law

Georgia's Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia has signed a hands-free bill into law, rendering the most significant change in the state's driving rules since texting while driving was banned in 2010.

Georgia Moves Closer to Hands-Free Driving Law

Georgia lawmakers passed the Hands-Free Georgia Act on March 29, the final day of the 2018 General Assembly. The distracted driving legislation prevents motorists from holding cellphones while behind the wheel.