Georgia motorists, prepare to put down your phones.
Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed the Hands-Free Georgia Act, which prohibits motorists from holding their phones while driving. You can still talk, listen to music and even text – as long as you’re using hands-free technology. You can find a detailed explanation of what’s legal and what’s not under the law here.
The new law takes effect July 1. And while officers in some police departments may issue warnings instead of citations initially, there’s no grace period built into the law.
In the meantime, we’d like to hear from you. What do you think of the law? Is it a long-overdue check on our bad driving behavior? Is it a scam designed to generate more revenue from traffic tickets?
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