Another State Bans Hand-Held Devices While Driving

 Monday, July 16, 2018

 Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

Georgia has joined fifteen other states which have outlawed the use of hand-held cellphones and mobile devices while driving. A new law signed by Governor Nathan Deal makes watching movies, shooting video, and even the mere “holding” of hand-held devices while in the vehicle—even while stopped—illegal. The bill wasn’t passed in Georgia’s Capitol building in Atlanta. Instead, the governor signed it in Statesboro, where five Georgia Southern University nursing students were killed by a distracted truck driver in 2015. House Bill 673 allows drivers to talk on the phone or text if they use hands-free technology.
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